Approved Clinician Training Programme – Mental Health Act (Section 12)
This programme is aimed at practitioners who will take on most of the functions previously performed by the responsible medical officer. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills to take overall responsibility for the patient’s care to become the patient’s responsible clinician. Prior to commencing this training, candidates will have to demonstrate to their employing Trust Approval Panel that they meet the eight competencies identified in Schedule 2 Mental Health (Approved Clinician) Directions 2008, via a portfolio of evidence.
The training will be delivered at Edge Hill University’s Faculty of Health and Social Care, supported by pre-course reading and exercises available via the Trust intranet or e-mailed to external participants.
Successful completion of training will allow candidates to apply for Approved Clinician status. Candidates will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of MHA 1983 (as amended) and identify how changes will impact upon their role and Mental Health Care Provision.
- Apply knowledge and understanding to other relevant legislation including Codes of Practice, National and Local Policy guidance, relevant parts of the Human Rights Act (1998), Mental Capacity Act (2005), Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLs) and Children Act 1989, 2004.
- Demonstrate understanding of the role and responsibilities of Approved and Responsible clinicians and an awareness of other inter-professional roles including Approved Mental Health Practitioner (AMHP).
- State the main objectives identified by CSIP/NIMHE in the delivery of Mental Health Care Provision.
For Medical Approved Clinicians, satisfactory completion will also enable them to apply for S.12 (2) approval.
To find out more and to book a place please download the training programme (pdf).