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Approved Clinician Forum 2019

01 November 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The event is free and open to anyone who is interested in becoming an approved clinician (including psychologists, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists) or who is already acting as an approved clinician. Registration is required.
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Both England and Wales now have a significant number of approved and responsible clinicians, as well as people preparing for approval for these roles.

Whether you are currently preparing for approved clinician status, or have already gained full approval,this forum is a chance to share information and expertise in this rapidly developing area

Target audience

This event should be relevant to Approved or Responsible Clinicians, along with those interested in these roles.

BPS London Office,
30 Tabernacle Street,

Nearest tubes:

  • Moorgate (Circle and Hammersmith and City)
  • Old Street (Northern Line City branch)
Event Location: 

Arrival, registration and coffee


Opening – John Taylor, Chair, MHA Advisory Group


National Reference Group and Mental Health Act Review Update - Matthew Lees, Chair of NRG & MHA Independent Review Chair


Optimising the development to increase the number of the Multi-Disciplinary Approved/Responsible Clinician Extended Roles across England – Ian Tegerdine, Deputy Director, and Gloria Tawiah, Project Manager, National Workforce Skills Development Unit


The impact of the Supreme Court ruling on MM on restricted patients – Mike Nolan, Ministry Of Justice


Networking Lunch - A buffet lunch will be provided


Experiences of working as an RC in acute inpatient setting. – Amanda Wild and Alison Blofield


Choice of Parallel Development Sessions:

  1. Legal update - Carole Burrell, Senior Lecturer in Law, Northumbria University
  2. Organisational Issues and Barriers workshop – John Taylor, Chair, MHA Advisory Group

Coffee Break


Panel Discussion - Q & A

John Taylor, Carole Burrell, Ian Tegerdine, Gloria Tawiah, Amanda Wild, Alison Blofield, Mike Nolan and Matthew Lees

15:45 Final Comments – John Taylor, Chair, MHA Advisory Group

If you have any queries regarding this event please contact Sunarika Sahota, quoting 'Approved Clinician Forum - Nov2019'', at:

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