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Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

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The Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) takes on the role previously assigned to the Approved Social Worker
  • the AMHP is takes the lead role in a Mental Health Act Assessment
    • before the Mental Health Act 2007 this role was taken by a social worker who had undergone specialist training - an Approved Social Worker (ASW)
    • this role has now been extended to other clinicians (e.g. community psychiatric nurses) who have undergone special training
    • the AMHP will act on behalf of the nearest relative by coordinating the assessment and making the formal application

Last reviewed 01/2018

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