About This Webinar
Dr Jefferys will focus on the following:

• Clinical context for capacity assessments & nature of decisions

• Review of consecutive Court of Protection ‘dementia’ referrals to single expert:
- Reasons for referral to Court
- Range of decisions
- Clinical challenges – complexity of ‘dementia’ cases

• Court of Protection decisions specific to mental capacity assessments & reports

• Tips / practical advice to ensure compliance with law + best practice.
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    Dr Peter Jefferys
    Honorary Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age, Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
    Previously Consultant Psychiatrist Northwick Park Hospital [1976-2011]

    Expert witness (25 years – over 170 cases):
    Joint expert - Mental Capacity in High Court (Fam) & Court of Protection.
    Issues: Deprivation of liberty; contact with others; marriage & sexual relations; finances; retrospective capacity; vulnerability & undue influence; medical treatment; residence & care; testamentary capacity.

    NHS Homicide Reviews; Coroner’s Inquests - mental health deaths; Fraud prosecution witness

    Professional regulation: GMC Registration Appeals Panel.

    Past: chair GMC/MPTS Fitness to Practice Panels; Advisor - NHS Ombudsman; Lead SOAD MHAC/CQC; Medical member MHRT.