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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Section 12 and Approved Clinician Induction and Refresher Courses

These Section 12 and Approved Clinician courses are all supported by experienced Solicitors, AMHPs, and Consultant Psychiatrists. Courses are open to candidates from all professions and are validate by NHS South of England Approval Panel (South). Please note that attending one of these courses is only part of the process to becoming accredited.

Event dates for 2014

The dates for Section 12 and Approved Clinician's training for 2014 are below.

Please note, from September 2014 onwards all Section 12 and Approved Clinician training courses will be held at Coombe Lodge, Blagdon. 


Section 12 Induction

A two-day course suitable for anyone who is applying to for Section 12 approval.  


 Monday and Tuesday - 15 and 16 September  Leaflet and application form
 Tuesday and Wednesday - 2 and 3 December Leaflet and application form

Section 12 Refresher

This is a one-day course suitable for anyone who already has Section 12 approval and requires a refresher.


 Wednesday - 16 September                              Leaflet and application form
 Wednesday - 3 December                                 Leaflet and application form

Approved Clinician Induction Course

A two-day course suitable for anyone who is applying to become an Approved Clinician.  Please note, you must have Section 12 approval to be eligible to attend this course.

 Monday and Tuesday - 6 and 7 OctoberThis event is now fully booked        
Approved Clinician Refresher Course

This is a one-day course suitable for anyone who is already an Approved Clinician and requires a refresher. 

 Tuesday - 7 October This event is now fully booked                              

For further information please contact:


Administrator: James Gregory 

Manager: Abigail Watts

Tel:   01761 463979


Attendance at this course is only one part of the process - contact your local NHS Specialist Mental Health Approvals Lead for information on criteria for approval/re-approval.

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