Medical Treatment Without Consent

Medical Treatment Without Consent

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Course Overview

Aimed at those who wish to specialise in mental health law and tribunal work, this course willl examine when medical treatment can be carried out without consent under the Mental Health Act 1983, as amended, and will provide viewers with a valuable insight into this area of practice.

In accordance with the SRA standards for delivery of client services, whereby all practitioners must have “proper regard to your client's mental capacity or other vulnerability...”, this course will also be of interest to all solicitors, irrespective of their specialist area of law.

During this bite size session, lecturer Steph Barber will discuss treatment under s57, 58 and 58A, urgent treatment under s62 and the importance of treatment plans.

Please note, whilst this session touches on the issues, it does not include the exceptions in relation to Community Treatment Orders.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Be familiar with the definition of medical treatment and the role of the Approved Clinician
  • • Have considered the various treatments which can be performed
  • • Understand the issues surrounding detained patients

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • Price
  • £ 60