Materials to support the implementation of the Mental Health
The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned the development of
learning resources to support the implementation of the Mental
Health Act 2007 in Wales.
These learning resources have been developed to ensure that
educational material is accessible to all staff and organisations
affected by the legislative changes.
The resources focus on the changes introduced by the Mental
Health Act 2007 and the related provisions of the Mental Health Act
1983 Code of Practice for Wales.
Please find below documents for Approved Clinicians and
Responsible Clinicians (ACRC):
ACRC - A Guidance
ACRC - Workshop:
Facilitator Guidance Pack
ACRC - Workshop:
Facilitator Resource Pack
ACRC - Workshop:
ACRC - Workbook
Slides - Approved Clinician and
Responsible Clinician Module
SECTION 12 (2) Re-approval/ Approval
The approval, re-approval and ending of approval for
Section 12 (2) doctors is to be undertaken by Wrexham Local
Health Board on behalf of the Welsh Ministers as from 1st April
2009 for Wales.
A Task and Finish Group was set up in conjunction with the Welsh
Assembly Government to look at the arrangements for the approval
process for Section 12 (2) Doctors.
The following documents have been prepared by the Group
and summarise the process and arrangements to be implemented as
from 1st April 2009.
Mental Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Approval/Re-approval Process
and Criteria for Wales
Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Application Form for
Approval/Re-approval in Wales
- Mental Health Act
1983 section 12(2) Supervised Mental Health Act Assessment
Health Act 1983 section 12(2) Guidance on Supervised
Approved Clinician Information
Wrexham Local Health Board Interim
arrangements for the Approval, Suspension and Termination of
Wrexham Local Health Boartd untertook a consultation excercise
diring the period of 9th January - 31st January 2009. The
report is now available for download.
Other Section 12(2) documents are now available for
Interim Arrangements for the Approval, Suspension and Termination
of Approved Clinicians
a Portfolio of Evidence for Applications to become an Approved
Approved Clinician Renewal of Five-Yearly Approval -
(declaration from Clinical Director/Medical Director/Chief
Officer/Head of Service whilst portfolio is awaiting
Personal Statement by Approved Clinician already Approved in
England seeking Approval in Wales
Wales Deanery Information
PmetB Deanery visit reports ar a key
output of PmetB's Quality Framework.
They are critical evidence used to
meet our quality assurance responsibilites and to inform the
qualtiy management and quality control of postgraduate medical
education and training in the UK.
visit report for the Wales Deanery has now been published and
is available for download.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
CPD is a key contribution to
promoting life-long learning, at its core, CPD requires
pshychiatrists to maintain, develop and remedy any deficits in the
knowledge and skills relevant to their professional work.
CPD participation is central to maintaining standards within
clinical governance and is likely to have a key role in
The College considers that individual psychiatrists should now
preplan their CPD activities to ensure relevance to the work that
Plans (PDPs) have been introduced as the mechanism
for achieving CPD objectives.
The online learning resource for Mental Health
This site offers interactive learning modules on a variety of
topics to help you and keep you up to date with new research and
best practice guidelines in Psychiatry as well as gaining CPD