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Section 12(2) Initial Training Course

Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th May 2011

This two day induction course is designed for doctors seeking approval for the first time under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act. The course content has been approved by West Midlands regional approval panel. This will fulfil the training element of the approval process.

This course is suitable for doctors who meet the eligibility criteria for Section 12 (2) approval. It will equip doctors with the essential knowledge required to support day to day implementation of the Mental Health Act in clinical practice.


Topics and speakers to include:
The Act in practice—common usage
Completing section papers
User & Carer Voice
The role of the AMHP
The police, the courts and use of the MHA
The MHA in specialised areas; CAMHS, LD, Old Age and Forensics
Case Vignette discussions

Multi-professional speakers & facilitators will include:

Peter Edwards, Solicitor , Peter Edwards Law
Dr Martin Gee, Psychiatrist, Deputy Regional Advisor RCPsych
Keith Fenby, AMHP, Sandwell Mental Health and Social Care NHS FT.

This course will be delivered using a combination of presentations, question and answer sessions, and case vignette discussions.

Venue: Birmingham Medical Institute, 36 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, B15 3AF

Fee: Practitioners working in the West Midlands: £195,

Practitioners working outside the West Midlands: £250

This fee includes tuition, delegate pack, refreshments, lunch and certificate of attendance.

Please print off and complete the booking form below: