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AMHP Legal Update 5th March 2018 2 Mar 2018 £140.00 £6.79 £29.36

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The main aim is to give AMHPs the opportunity to update their legal knowledge and skills regarding their work under the Mental Health Act 1983. This update has a focus on practice dilemmas arising from recent statutory changes as well as case law developments.

At the end of the day AMHPs should be:

  • familiar with the changes that have resulted from the Policing and Crime Act 2017;
  • aware of the consequences of the MM and PJ cases for CTOs and Part 3 patients;
  • up to date with other recent case law;
  • able to make decisions involving informal admission of patients (capacity test);
  • able to identify the nearest relative of a patient and deal with related dilemmas.


The day will include the following key topics:

  • Summary of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.
  • Impact on Mental Health Act sections 135 and 136.
  • MHA assessments in police stations.
  • Impact of recent case law on s37/41 conditional discharges and on CTOs
  • The return of the voluntary patient? Capacity and the informal patient.
  • Nearest relative issues
  • Summary of other recent case law

The course will be delivered by Rob Brown   

Rob Brown was a founding director of Edge. He is a social worker. He teaches AMHPs, s12 doctors and Approved Clinicians in England and Wales. He provides consultancy and supervision for the DoLS team of AMHPs and Best Interests Assessors in Cornwall. Rob is also consultant for Lead AMHPs in Lambeth, Portsmouth, West Berkshire and Hampshire. He is the author of several texts on mental health and mental capacity law including “The AMHP’s Guide to Mental Health Law” (4th  edition, 2016, Sage). Rob is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University

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Central London EC4A
nearest underground station Temple

Monday, 5 March 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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Edge Training & Consultancy Limited 80-83 Long Lane London EC1A 9ET (Please note this is NOT the Event venue address. Venue details will be sent to you direct from Edge after booking)


Edge provides specialist consultancy and training on the operation of the Mental Health Act (MHA) and the Mental Capacity Act (MCA).  Several of our directors and trainers are leading authors in the field.  We use highly experienced trainers, all with direct work experience in relation to people with mental health problems and/or limited mental capacity, to deliver training. We are commissioned by Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, CCGs and private providers.  We train a wide range of staff groups including psychiatrists, AMHPs, BIAs, social workers and nurses. We concentrate on making the law accessible to these staff groups so that it can be applied in practice. All of our training is practical and involves case studies tailored to the needs of each group.

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