AMHP Maintaining Competence Programme 

Specialist Continued Professional Development Programme

The Mental Health (AMHP) (England) Regulations 2008 requires all AMHPs to complete at least 18 hours of learning activity every year relevant to their AMHP work.

An annual refresher training programme is commissioned for AMHPs maintaining competence which aims to provide a range of complex topics and the interface with the Mental Health Act which will contribute to their continuing professional development (CPD).

There is a reduced rate for members of the local authorities in the Partnership.

Other professionals (managers, doctors and generic social workers, etc) are able to book onto the training at the non-member rate.

Cheshire AMHP Partnership CPD Programme 2023

Topics are subject to change. Additional dates may be added throughout the year.

NOTE: The AMHP Partnership have taken the decision to offer a variation on the training programme options and will now be running a joint programme with some training running exclusively face to face.

Cheshire AMHP Partnership CPD Programme 2020
Date Virtual MS Teams coursesSpeaker
18 January 2023 AMHP Maintaining Competence; Social Supervision  David Cochrane
16 February 2023 AMHP Maintaining Competence: Neurodiversity, transition and Mental Health  Dr Christine Wee, National Autistic Society
24 May 2023

AMHP Maintaining Competence; Child and Adolescent interface with MHA

Chloe Whittall
29 July 2023 AMHP Maintaining Competence; Immigration, migration in Mental Health Hári Sewell
11 October 2023

AMHP Maintaining Competence;  AMHP Legal Update (repeat)

Simon Foster
Cheshire AMHP Partnership CPD Programme 2020
Date and locationFace to face coursesSpeaker

13 March 2023

Mollington Banastre Hotel, Chester 

AMHP Maintaining Competence; Mental Health and Transgender Natalie Thorne

21 April 2023

Mollington Banastre Hotel, Chester

21 April 2023 - AMHP Maintaining Competence; Risk, Suicide and MHA Mark Cooper

29 June 2023

Mollington Banastre Hotel, Chester 

AMHP and Police interface AM;

MCA / MHA interface PM 

Mark Cooper

21 September 2023

Mollington Banastre Hotel, Chester

AMHP Maintaining Competence; AMHP Legal Update 

Simon Foster

23 November 2023

Mollington Banastre Hotel, Chester

AMHP Maintaining Competence; Dementia and the interface with MHAMCA

Dr Graham Stokes
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Costs (vat exempt) and details of events

  • Remote delivery of all training events until further notice
  • Partner rate - £70
  • Non-partner rate / external agency – £90 per person
  • Non-attendance will be charged where places are not cancelled at least 2 weeks before
  • Provides 6 hours towards AMHP 18 hour annual training requirement
  • Attendance will be registered when you are logged on for the duration of the course
  • Feedback forms will be sent electronically following the course
  • Certificate of attendance is embedded in the feedback form and available to be saved at the end of the completed feedback to be used as CPD evidence.

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