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North/South Mental Health Conference

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Responding to Challenges – Getting it Right

The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) and The Mental Health Commission (MHC)

Friday, 5 December 2014

This conference was jointly hosted by the Mental Health Commission (MHC) and the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).  

Both the MHC and the RQIA have a statutory remit for quality improvement and the regulation of mental health services across the island of Ireland and came together to provide an opportunity for policy makers, health professionals and mental health service users to discuss contemporary issues, share experiences and influence policy and practice.

The aim of this conference was to discuss the responsibility and challenges of getting it right for people who lack capacity and to review key issues of relevance for mental health practitioners and organisations with a responsibility for quality improvement in mental health services in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

1. Programme

2. List of Guest Speakers

Speakers Name                      

Title of Presentation

Neil AllenArticle 8 and the (not so?) Great Confinement
Paula ScullyPractitioners Experience and implications for Capacity Legislation in the North and South of Ireland
Practitioners Experience
Sean McParlandDevelopment of DoL jurisprudence in NI via Guardianship caselaw
Peter ByrnePublic Mental Health
Colin DaleWhen Things go Wrong


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