Independent report

Independent review into delegation of approval functions under the Mental Health Act 1983

Independent review into delegation of approval functions under the Mental Health Act 1983

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Independent review of the arrangements made by SHAs for the approval of registered medical practitioners and approved clinicians under the Mental Health Act 1983

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Following a request from the Secretary of State for Health, Dr Geoffrey Harris has carried out an independent review into the technical irregularities that occurred within 4 Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs) in the delegation of their arrangements for the approval of registered medical practitioners (section 12 doctors) and approved clinicians under the Mental Health Act 1983.