Meeting the challenges of the new framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in end of life care

Categories: Community Engagement.

Date & Time: 27 July 2015, 10am-4.30pm (registration opens at 9.30am)

Venue: London (Details to be confirmed)

Price: Free to attend for all delegates. Limit of two places per organisation.

Working in collaboration, St Luke’s Hospice Sheffield, Hospice UK, and the Law Commission are holding two one day workshops to explore and discuss proposals by the Law Commission for reform of the framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Each event is aimed at professionals involved in caring and meeting the challenges of the framework for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in end of life care and will enable teams to directly feedback in to the Law Commission consultation on the new framework for DoLS which is anticipated will be published on 8th July 2015.

By the end of the event participants will be able to: 

  • engage in the substance of the Law Commission proposals and be prepared to provide their view on whether they think they are practical in practice.
  • provide specific feedback in the context of palliative care; and
  • be prepared, if appropriate to consider providing a formal written response to the Law Commission consultation on issues of interest or concern for them

Speakers will include:

  • Tim Spencer-Lane, Law Commission
  • Niall Fry, Department of Health  (North event only)
  • Judith Park, Deputy Chief Executive, and Dr Sam Kyeremateng, Medical Director/consultant in Palliative Care, St Luke’s Hospice
  • Jonathan Ellis, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Hospice UK

Each event is suitable for clinical executives, clinicians, commissioners of end of life care, local authority staff, safe guarding bodies, nursing home managers and any other health and social care staff involved in end of life care.

The workshop will also take place in Sheffield on 16 July 2015.

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