Patient is examined within 2 months of the end of the 2nd 6 month period by 2 Part II doctors (one must not be on staff of hospital or have given medical recommendation or medical report)

As the next detention period is for a further 12 months the Order makes provision for extra safeguards for the patient to ensure that the patient's interests are protected.

Two Part II doctors must examine the patient within the two months of the end of the second 6-month period of detention.

One of these doctors must not be on the staff of the hospital where the patient is being detained and must not previously have been involved in giving any medical recommendation or report on the patient. The other doctor is usually the RMO.

The patient and his nearest relative must be informed that these examinations are to take place, at least 14 days in advance.