Training aims and objectives

  • To have a broad understanding of the provisions contained in Part 2 MHA relevant to the initial detention of a patient under s 2, 3 and 4.
  • Be able to describe the role of a s12 (2) doctor and that of others when undertaking a MHA assessment.
  • Understand the meaning of, and be able to refer to, the criteria for detention under part 2 when making a medical recommendation.
  • Be able to 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.
  • To use knowledge of the impact that an assessment may have on patients and their carers to inform the approach to an assessment.
  • Be able to complete the statutory forms lawfully.
  • An enhanced understanding of the criteria for detention under Part 2 of Mental Health Act 1983.
  • An understanding of the legal guidance contained within the MHA Code of Practice relevant to the role and responsibilities of s12(2) doctors and other professionals when undertaking MHA assessments.
  • An ability to identify the presence of mental disorder and the severity of mental disorder, and to determine whether the disorder is of a nature and/or degree which would warrant compulsory detention.
  • An understanding of the interface between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 'v' MHA and other related legislation e.g. Human Rights Act 1998 Act and Children Acts.
  • An understanding of current case law and its impact on practice.
  • An understanding of the use of compulsory powers in regards to specific patient groups e.g. Children; Learning Disabilities, Older Persons and Mentally Disordered Offenders under Part 3 of the Act.
  • An enhanced awareness of the impact of compulsory orders on service users and carers.
  • An enhanced appreciation of the balance between risk management and a person's right to self-determination and liberty.
  • An understanding of the legal requirements for completing statutory forms.
  • Understand the role of Approved Clinician and how it differs from that of a Section 12 Doctor.
  • Have an improved understanding of commonly used compulsory orders.
  • Have a basic understanding of the use of compulsory orders in specialised areas.
  • Understand the appeals/hearings process including the provision of reports and verbal evidence.
  • Have an up to date understanding of current relevant case law.
  • Have an improved understanding of the interface between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant legislation.
  • Understand the Approved Clinician approvals process and the requirements for maintaining approval.
  • Have an enhanced awareness of the impact of compulsory orders on service users and carers.
  • Have an enhanced appreciation of the balance between risk and liberty.
  • Understand the role of Approved Clinician and how it differs from that of a Section 12 Doctor
  • Have an improved understanding of commonly used compulsory orders.
  • Have a basic understanding of the use of compulsory orders in specialised areas.
  • Understand the appeals/hearings process including the provision of reports and verbal evidence.
  • Have an up to date understanding of current relevant case law.
  • Have an improved understanding of the interface between the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and relevant legislation.
  • Understand the Approved Clinician approvals process and the requirements for maintaining approval.
  • Have an enhanced awareness of the impact of compulsory orders on service users and carers.
  • Have an enhanced appreciation of the balance between risk and liberty.
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