Approved clinician and section 12(2) training

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is offering this initial training course for prospective Approved Clinicians and Section 12(2) doctors within Wales. 

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board also offer the one day refresher training for ACs and Section 12(2) doctors who are due to apply for re-approval.

These courses will provide delegates with an understanding of the powers, functions and duties of ACs and Section 12(2) Doctors under the Mental Health Act 1983. 

Please note that delegates attending training are required to complete the two days of the induction course or the one day of the refresher course IN FULL.

Section 12(2) doctors should attend refresher training during the final two years of their current approval period. When booking for refresher training, please indicate the date of expiry of your current approval.

These courses are organised by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and will be delivered by Edge Training.

Please complete the booking form and return to Sue Rimmer by email (please note telephone bookings are not accepted).

The course fee is £425 for the full two days tuition/£225 for refresher training and includes a handout book of presentations, a copy of “Mental Health Law in England and Wales” by Barber, Brown and Martin and lunch/refreshments on both days.  Delegates are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodation and travel. Cancellations received at least two weeks before the course will receive a refund minus £125 administration charge.  There will be no refund for cancellations made less than 14 days before the course starts.  Your booking will be confirmed by email.  Please note that due to the popularity of this course, we are unable to admit delegates to the training without a booking/confirmation. BCUHB GPs in substantive posts will have their places funded by the Health Board.

If you are unsure whether you meet the criteria for approval as an AC or s12(2) doctor, please contact Heulwen Hughes, All Wales Approvals Manager on 01978 727889 or by email.