A Detained Patient's Right to Visitors

A Detained Patient's Right to Visitors

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Course Overview

This session examines adult patients who are detained under the mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) and their right to visitors, including the right to be able to communicate with friends and family on the telephone. It will also explore the circumstances under which visitors can be restricted and the guidelines which are issued to healthcare professionals.

Providing an invaluable insight for those who currently specialise in mental health law and tribunal work or those who wish to do so, bite-size session will consider the following topics:

  • Right to be visited
  • Visits which must take place in private
  • Making arrangements for visits
  • Excluding and restricting visitors
  • Patients in seclusion
  • Searches
  • Mail communication
  • Telephone communication

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course viewers will have a greater understanding of a patient’s right to visitors and will feel more confident when advising clients regarding this issue

What is the target audience?

  • Mental health practitioners



About Instructor - Steph Barber

Steph Barber completed her legal training in the North West before setting up her own specialist commercial and medical negligence law firm. She sold her firm in 2000 and joined a progressive London charity as their in house counsel. Steph joined Law Hound to head up their commercial law department and has developed Law Hound's online legal services.

Steph enjoys travel and eating out in her spare time. Steph has lectured extensively on CPD courses, to the Court Service, Legal Services Commission and private practices on procedure and practice.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Notes
    3 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


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  • £ 60