Tue 30 Apr 2024 09:30-15:40
Online Course

Update your understanding and build your confidence in the complicated legal intricacies of advance care planning (ACP) documents to ensure that not only are you legally protected, but also delivering the best possible care to your patients. Drill down into the details of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the ReSPECT process, to be able to equip patients to make informed decisions about their ongoing care. In just one day, build a practical toolkit that you can share with your patients and their families to ensure that you are providing accurate and legally competent advice and care.

Legalities of Advance Care Planning: ReSPECT, DNACPR and Lasting Power Attorney
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn

Improve your communication skills and avoid errors when delivering proactive Advance Care Planning for your patients, in line with legal frameworks. Book your place and refocus on:

  • Understanding the intricacies of the ADRT in relation to the DNACPR guidelines
  • Delivering high-quality personalised palliative care
  • Ensuring that you can conduct legally competent conversations with your patients
  • Building a best practice toolkit for talking to your patients about Lasting Power of Attorney rights
  • Exploring the ReSPECT process so that you can competently build an escalation of care plan
  • Unpicking the clinical role in the Mental Health Capacity Act 2005
  • Investigating ‘What Matters Most’ to patients, their families and carers

Developed with convenience in mind: join this NHS online course remotely

Take away useful techniques and new skills to use in your day-to-day role:

  • Evidenced based examples and referrals: providing appropriate, relevant support and sign posting
  • Clear and concise presentations with your engaging course leader
  • Closed room discussions: benchmark and engage with your fellow attendees
  • Agreed action plan: leave the course with the confidence to make changes

This course is available for in-house training

Available as a bespoke course to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this training delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Registration, technical support and networking opportunity
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Clare Fuller, Advance Care Planning Advocate, Educator and Coach and Lasting Power of Attorney Consultant, Speak For Me
Mental Health Capacity Act refresher
Understanding how the Mental Health Capacity Act 2005 underpins Advance Care Planning
  • Exploring the Mental Health Capacity Act 2005 and what this means for Advance care Planning
  • What are the key messages that you need to know to protect patients and deliver effective care?
Questions and answers with Clare Fuller
Case study activity: ‘Failure to comply with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005’
  • In groups, discuss your findings in the document shared with you ahead of the workshop
Group shared findings from ‘Failure to comply with the requirements of the Mental Capacity Act 2005’
Morning networking break
Do Not Attempt Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (DNACPR) & ReSPECT
Understanding DNACPR and the ReSPECT process. What is the relevant law and how do DNACPR and ReSPECT work together in Advance Care Planning
  • Outline the legal framework underpinning DNACPR decision making
  • Outlining ReSPECT guidelines: how to include ReSPECT in Advance Care Planning
  • Understanding the differences between the ReSPECT process and a DNA CPR document
  • How to conduct effective conversations with patients
Questions and answers with Clare Fuller
Interactive discussion: How the process of the ReSPECT discussion works with patients
  • Investigating framework and guidance to support advance care planning communication
  • Reframing your approach: are you having a difficult conversation or an important conversation?
Interactive discussion feedback: How the process of the ReSPECT discussion works with patients
Lunchtime screen break
Raising best practice in ADRT
Living Well: Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)
  • Understanding what an ADRT is and how to support a patient in making an ADRT
  • How does an ADRT fit into Advance Care Planning and whose role is it?
  • Understanding the legal implications of ADRT for the patient and the clinician
  • Exploring the clinical role in ADRT: conducting high quality conversations and effective signposting
Questions and answers with Clare Fuller
Afternoon screen break
Person centred care planning
Supporting Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to improve patient care
  • Understanding what an LPA is and your role in supporting patients to make an LPA
  • How to check the validity of a Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Building a best practice toolkit for Advance Care Planning
  • Court case example of the misinterpretation of Lasting Power of Attorney
Questions and answers with Clare Fuller
Close of workshop

Be guided by years of experience

With 30 years of palliative care nursing experience across inpatient, community and community settings, your course leader, Clare Fuller, will guide you through the best practice of implementing an Advance Care Plan.

Job Title:
Advance Care Planning Advocate
Speak For Me

Clare is a Registered Nurse with 30 years’ experience in End-of-Life Care (EoLC). She has worked in hospices, the community, acute sectors as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and at a national level as a Consultant Nurse for the Gold Standards Framework. Clare is a CQC Specialist Advisor for EoLC and a Lasting Power of Attorney Consultant. 

Clare is the owner and director of  Speak for Me which helps organisations to improve EoLC and provides professional and public education about Palliative and End of Life Care and Advance Care Planning. Clare campaigns for proactive Advance Care Planning and hosts the podcast 'Conversations about Advance Care Planning'. 

Outside work Clare is a keen yoga practitioner, a qualified gym instructor and Open Water Diver.

Pricing Structure

  • £249+VAT (Nurses and Allied Health Professionals)
  • £399+VAT (Consultants, Junior Doctors, Academic Doctors and GPs)
  • Group discount - 4 places for price of 3 (lowest priced place free)

You or a colleague can claim the group NHS discount, for booking four places across this and any other subsequent event, providing the same pricing structure applies. Click here to view the full list of up coming events.

For group bookings of five or more people, please email our delegate support team or call 01732 897788 for further details:

This course is available for in-house training 

Available as bespoke training to teams of 20+ people. Please do contact us if you would like this course delivered exclusively to your team, with the content developed to drill into the specific needs of your service. Please email Sarah Kemm or call 01732 897788 for further details.

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day. Please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

You can reserve a no-obligation place whilst you apply for funding

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: title and date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online conference taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the conference.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the conference by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main conference room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the conference room for the start of the conference, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

Click here to view the specially created a 5-minute video that will walk you through how to get the most out of attending your SBK Healthcare interactive online forum.

Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team at SBK Healthcare. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

Designed for NHS professionals delivering palliative and end of life care for patients in acute, community and hospice settings. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Nurses, Sisters and Matrons
  • Palliative Care Nurse Specialists
  • Consultants in Palliative Care Medicine
  • Community Nurses
  • Social Care Teams
  • Service Development Managers

If you have a team that is 20 people or more, you can have a bespoke course delivered online to your team alone. Please contact Sarah Kemm or telephone 01732 897788.

Past attendee feedback

This event follows on from 'NICE Guideline Training: Advance Care Planning', held in December 2023. Check out what the attendees had to say about the excellent content:

"Clare is a natural teacher, the entire time I was hanging onto her every word, thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise today."

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

"Fantastically put together in an interesting, understandable and relatable way."

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

"Very clear and concise, engaging and interesting."

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

"I have managed to gain plenty of tools to take away and share with my team to improve on patient care."

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

"Well organised and useful."

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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An online forum like no other…

Featuring leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional."

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually."

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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