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AMP Update Training – Forensic



The aim of the workshop is to consider how the Mental Health Act and other related legislation, should be applied in support of the care and treatment of mentally disordered offenders living in Scotland.​


Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course, participants will…​

- be reminded of the breadth of applicable legislation

- consider proposed legislative changes

- through cases/discussion, consider appropriate application of the legislation

- have explored relevant caselaw


Pre-course work

One of the key learning opportunities in this course will be from the discussion of challenging cases.  As part of your joining instructions, you will receive a template that we will ask you to complete and bring with you on the day where you will detail a complex case that you have recently been involved in.  It is essential that you bring this on the day.


Target audience

This course is aimed at existing AMPs who are required to complete Update Training every five years. 

The Forensic course is aimed specifically for those who specialise in Forensic psychiatry and we strongly advise that any Forensic specialists should attend this course to maintain their AMP status.

Due to limited availability, we strongly recommend that existing AMPs complete their training well in advance of the anniversary of their AMP status.



There is a charge of £250 for the AMP Update training - Forensic course.  This must be paid on booking by credit or debit card only.

Cancellations and refunds: Please note that full automated refunds can be generated by the Portal for cancellations up to 4 weeks prior to the course.  Within 4 weeks of the course dates, refunds may be given in exceptional circumstances only.  NES reserves the right to remove anyone from a course, without the offer of a refund, if they are unable to fully participate.  To be eligible for a certificate, full attendance is required.  We request that delegates should not be on call during the course.  Failure to fully participate on the course may result in you being removed from the course.


2024 Course dates

Date Time Venue Availability

29 May 2024

08:45-16:30 NHS Education for Scotland : 2CQ, Glasgow Cancelled

24 July 2024

08:45-16:30 NHS Education for Scotland : 2CQ, Glasgow Cancelled

 Last updated 17/06/24

Register and book


 2024 courses

Booking a place on this course can be done via TURAS Learn.  You may need to create an account.

When in TURAS Learn, search for "Approved Medical Practitioner training".  Select Update training, and select the Forensic course.  Alternatively click here.  The booking can be completed via the Course dates tab.

Payment of the course must be made at the time of booking by debit or credit card to confirm your place.  Once you select to book, you have 30 minutes to complete the booking otherwise the space will be made available to others.

Please note: we are unable to transfer bookings from one course to another.  If you require to cancel your place on a course, and it is more than 30 days from the date of the course, then a refund will be provided and you may book again on your preferred date. 


Register with your local health board

Completion of training does not mean you are automatically approved under the Act.  You still need to be placed on a Health Board AMP list.  Your local AMP list administrator will need to have sight of your certificate so they can maintain your place on the list.  It is your responsibility to ensure you are on an AMP list. 

AMP status is transferable across Health Boards.  If an AMP is listed on a Board list then they are able to work in any Board area.  They are not required to be on multiple Board lists.

You can find details on the AMP list administrators for each Health Board here.



Please contact us at AMPTraining@nes.scot.nhs.uk.    




NES is committed to creating a positive learning environment for all delegates. Any behaviours which negatively affect this, including unprofessional, abusive, or disruptive behaviour towards staff, facilitators, or course participants, will be managed by the facilitators and may lead to participants being asked to leave the session without reimbursement of their course fee.


This page was last updated on: 21.06.2024 at 13.28