About this course

This course is for doctors and other suitable qualified professionals (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, occupational therapists and nurses) who already have Approved Clinician status under s12ZA of the Mental Health Act and require a refresher as part of the renewal process.

This course automatically covers Section 12(2) approval, therefore no need for medical doctors to attend a separate Section 12(2) refresher course for Section 12 renewal.

This first stage of this course is an online E-Learning course which should take around half a day to complete followed by a live online Webinar on one of the advertised dates.

The e-learning and webinar link will be sent to each participant upon receipt of payment/booking.

Please be aware that the last booking date is two weeks prior to each session.

This course is free to CNWL staff but it will cost £225 to anyone outside of CNWL.

Please note all applicants are required to register at least 3 weeks in advance.


29 April 2025


10:00 am - 01:00 pm


Half day




  • Medical/dental
  • Allied health
  • Nursing
  • Psychological

Approved Clinician Refresher course – Approval under the MHA 1983.


The trainer

Dr Kishore

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Anupam Kishore has been a consultant psychiatrist with CNWL NHS Foundation Trust since 2004 and has worked across prison, forensic and PICU services over that period. He has held various teaching roles and a management position. He has a special interest in psychosis as well as the Mental Health Act. He has been associated with the AC course since 2017.


Richard Okolo

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Richard is a Solicitor and Joint Head of Mental Health Law at Burke Niazi Solicitors. Richard specialises in Mental Health Law and Court of Protection matters as well as Housing and property law. 

Richard regularly represents patients at Mental Health Tribunals and Hospital Managers hearings across the country. Richard has been involved in a huge variety of complex cases involving many areas of law. Richard is a member of the Law Society Mental Health Accreditation Scheme (the Law Society’s panel of specialist Mental Health lawyers). Richard was selected as a rising star in mental health law recognised by Thomson Reuters.