Maudsley masterclass

Section 12 Introduction: online learning course – 24/25th August

Mental healthcare

Course information

Upcoming Date: 24/08/2020
Upcoming Time: 09:30 - 16:30
Length: 2 Days
Cost: £375.00

About the course

section 12 introduction course online

The Maudsley Learning section 12 introduction online learning course is a new blended learning training course, combining live online interactive sessions with e-learning modules. It has been approved by the four national s12 Approval Panels to enable doctors who are unable to attend face-to-face training to gain section 12 approval.

The course is run over two days and a half days, comprising of 3 hours self directed eLearning in advance of two half-days of live interactive online sessions with a variety of experts. It is designed to closely reproduce the interactive learning of our face-to-face courses and to ensure delegates receive the best educational experience in regard to attaining the learning objectives. Involvement from service users, carers, AMPH, lawyer, and clinicians will be evident throughout both modalities of training. There will be ample opportunity to discuss complex legal cases with leading experts in the field, as well as Q&A sessions, small group work and practical exercises.

eLearning modules available from 17th August one week in advance of the live online sessions on 24th and 25th August. 

The course covers:

  • Criteria for Detention under the MHA
  • Mental Health Law: The Legal Framework
  • Roles & Responsibilities of s12 Doctors
  • Role of the AMHP in the MHA Assessment
  • Mental Health Act Documentation


Please note that this course is just part of the section 12 approval process. The approval process varies according to your location – please use the following links for more information:

If you are seeking Approved Clinician status for the first time, or to refresh your Approved Clinician status, please book onto one of our Approved Clinician courses here.

If you are seeking to refresh your Section 12 status, please book onto the Section 12 refresher course here.

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Learning Objectives

What you will learn from taking this course:

  • understand the provisions contained in Part 2 MHA relevant to the initial detention of a patient under s 2, 3 and 4.
  • describe the role of a s12 (2) doctor and others when undertaking MHA assessment.
  • understand the meaning of, and refer to, the criteria for detention under part 2.
  • describe the guidance contained in the Code of Practice relevant to the role and responsibilities of a s12 (2) doctor when undertaking a MHA assessment.
  • use knowledge of the impact that an assessment may have on patients and their carers to inform the approach to an assessment.
  • complete the statutory forms lawfully.

Course Information

Target audience

Assistant psychologist, Clinical psychologist, Consultant – psychiatry, CT1-3 – psychiatry, Doctors, GP, GPVTS, Occupational therapist, RMN, ST4-7 – non-psychiatry any, ST4-7 – psychiatry

Length & Time
This course will be taking place online.
This course will be taking place online.

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