London Region Section 12(2) Mental Health Act 1983 and Approved Clinicians Approvals Panel

MHA Section 12 and Approved Clinician Courses

The College run MHA Section 12 and Approved Clinician Training via eLearning modules with recorded presentations, interactive learning exercises and end of module tests, along with a live online session with our expert panel. This is for both Inductions and refreshers.

Our online courses are approved by the Department of Health and Social Care's National Reference Group representing all four National Approvals Panels in England.

For more information on these courses, including the format, and to see available dates and register for one of the courses, please view our website - MHA Section 12 and Approved Clinician Courses

The South West also run in-person training courses.

The London Approvals Panel

The statutory responsibility for approving doctors under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act 1983 is exercised by Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust on behalf of the Secretary of State. 

The London S12 (2) and AC Approvals Panel has Psychiatric and GP membership as well as other Non-Medic professional membership from across London. 

Every application receives individual consideration in light of the criteria set by the Panel.

The London S12 (2) and Approved Clinician Approvals Office deal with approvals and re-approvals for Section 12 (2) doctors and Approved Clinicians with professional addresses in London (radius within M25). Contact regional S12/AC Approvals Office for other areas.

Applications for Approved Clinician approval and S12 (2) approval under the Mental Health Act 1983 (as amended) is approved by the London S12/ AC Approvals Panel under authority delegated by the Secretary of State for Health.

Further information

London S12(2)/AC Approvals Panel
Mental Health Unit, Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3UJ

Telephone: 0208 869 3515
Fax: 0208 869 3516

S12/AC Approvals Lead: Denista Wincey
Direct Line: 0208 869 5039

S12/AC Administrator(s): Philip Thompson and Asmita Soni

Panel Chair: Dr Masum Khwaja

Regional approval contacts

Please see our information and contact details for all Regional Approval Offices.

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