Approved Clinician Introductory course
This is a two-day, online blended learning course for anyone who is applying to become an Approved Clinician* including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses.
The course uses interactive quizzes, case discussions, talks, small-group break-out sessions and legal updates to ensure delegates are fully equipped to take on the roles of Approved Clinicians.
The course covers:
- Roles and responsibilities of Approved Clinicians, including practical aspects of becoming AC approved
- Detention and Liberty
- Returning to the community and Community Treatment Orders
- Appeals/hearing procedures
- Service user and carer experience, and advocates
- Legal updates
- Interface with the Criminal Justice System
- Mental Health law in specialist areas
- Medico-legal case discussion and clinical vignettes
Download the full two-day Introductory Approved Clinician course programme
The sessions are led by clinical and legal experts in mental health law, as well as AMHPs, service users, carers and specialists in Child and Adolescent and Forensic Mental Health.
The Approved Clinician approvals process
Please note that this course is just part of the AC approval process, which varies varies according to your location – see below:
- London – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- South of England – please email email@example.com
- North of England – please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Midlands and East of England – please email email@example.com
If you are seeking Section 12 approval for the first time, or to refresh your Section 12 approval, please book onto one of our Section 12 courses here.
If you are seeking to refresh your Approved Clinician status, please book onto the Approved Clinician courses here.
For doctors who are already s12 approved, this course automatically covers Section 12(2) renewal, so there is no need to attend a separate course.
Course applicants from South London & Maudsley NHS Trust should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book their place.
* an Approved Clinician under the Mental Health Act 1983 section 12ZA (5)
|better understanding of the Approved Clinician approvals process and the requirements for maintaining approval.||the Approved Clinician's role and how it differs from that of a Section 12 Doctor.||commonly used compulsory orders and the use of compulsory orders in specialised areas.|
the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act 2005 and other relevant legislation, with up to date understanding of current relevant case law.
|the tribunal process including the provision of written & verbal evidence||the impact of compulsory orders on service users and carers and an enhanced appreciation of the balance between risk and liberty.|
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