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Approved Clinician Refresher Course

Tuesday 26 September 2023 – 09:00-17:00

St Andrew's Hospital, Northampton

This is a class-based refresher course in collaboration with St Andrew’s Healthcare, suitable for qualified professionals who already have Approved Clinician status under the Mental Health Act and are due for renewal in the next 12 months. This course automatically covers Section 12(2) approval, so there is no need for doctors to attend a separate course for Section 12 renewal.


The course uses real and complex case studies, interactive quizzes, mini-lectures, small-group break-out sessions and legal updates to ensure delegates are fully equipped to continue working as Approved Clinicians.


Please note that this course is just part of the Approved Clinician renewal process. The course is recognised nationally but the process varies according to your location.

The course will cover:

  • The roles and responsibilities of an Approved Clinician

  • Warrants & working with the police

  • Consent to Treatment

  • Detention & Liberty

  • Appeals/Hearings Procedures

  • Returning to community

  • Advocates & Statuary roles

  • Mental Health Law in Specialised Areas

  • Interface with Criminal Justice

  • Patients’ voice

  • Legal update

  • Practical aspects

  • Case discussions/ Clinical Vignettes


Fees and payment instructions:

£225 (you will be invoiced when a place is allocated to you)

Free for STAH doctors/staff (Excluding locum and trainee doctors)

Subsidised for Priory Doctors

Cancellation policy:

  • Cancelled by organiser: full refund

  • Cancelled more than 28 working days in advance: full refund

  • Cancelled between 2-28 working days: 50% will be refunded

  • Cancelled within 1 working days or if the delegate fails to attend the course: No refund

More information:

Please write to Dr Farshad Shaddel at or

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I hereby agree:

1. That I will not communicate or discuss any educational material of the AC Refresher Course, facilitated by Oxford Centre of Medical Education to a third party .

2. That I will not share, or have not shared, my log in details to any other party to give access to educational material that relates to the AC Refresher Course.

3. I will consider any case vignette as confidential and treat them with dignity and integrity

4. That I will act in a professional manner at all times and seek advice from the course organisers if a query arises.

5. with the cancellation policy

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