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Priory East Midlands, Mansfield Road, Annesley, Nottinghamshire, NG15 OAR

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time





Job Advert Role Description

This Role covers 3 sites, Priory Hospital East Midlands, Priory Hospital Lincoln and Priory Hospital Hazelwood House. You would be based at East Midlands with the expectation to travel to each site as required.     

To manage the efficient administration of the Mental Health Act (MHA) within the area of responsibility and prioritise workload to meet constantly changing demands.

  • Work with patients and all associated groups to ensure MHA role at site is fulfilled according to relevant Legislation including documentation, tribunals, and hearings, in accordance with the MHA Code of Practice and Divisional Policies and procedures.
  • To ensure compliance with the MHA 1983, amendments to the act and the revised MHA Code of Practice.
  • To support and advise staff, service users and relatives on the MHA 1983 and associated procedures.
  • Keep up to date with new legislation relating to the MHA, and the implementation of new policies and procedures as required and ensure staff are fully informed and trained in new practices.
  • Provide MHA training for the hospital, as part of the division’s mandatory training.
  • Provide support to other MHA administrators and provide cover when required and as agreed.
  • Provide information to Service Users and their nearest relatives under section 132 of the MHA.
  • Provide information to qualifying patients in relation to their right to access Independent Mental Health Advocacy Services (IMHA) under section 132D.
  • Monitor, remind and record changes in legal status and appropriate documentation. Informing Consultants and nursing staff of legal requirements relating to detained patients i.e renewal of sections, consent to treatment etc.
  • Escalate and report breaches, areas of concern and poor practice in line with Divisional protocol.
  • Act in the capacity of audit facilitator regarding any local or divisional clinical audits on the MHA. 

Division DBS info

About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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