Mental Health Responsible Clinician

A Mental Health Responsible Clinician is a CARE PROFESSIONAL.

A Mental Health Responsible Clinician is a CARE PROFESSIONAL, with a MENTAL HEALTH RESPONSIBLE CLINICIAN PROFESSION within a particular TREATMENT FUNCTION, to act as the clinical supervisor for a Mental Health Care Spell.

There will be only one CARE PROFESSIONAL assigned to a PATIENT as the Mental Health Responsible Clinician at any one time. These assignments may change during the course of a Mental Health Care Spell, though not necessarily at the time of a Care Programme Approach Review.

The role of Mental Health Responsible Clinician was introduced in the Mental Health Act 2007 and replaces the role of the Responsible Medical Officer.

 

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