AMHPs and BIAs

Service name

Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP) and Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) Assessors

Main contact number

0300 123 1461

Service based at

23 Hillcrest Street
ST1 2AA click here to get directions from Google Maps

Service hours

8.30am-5pm - Monday to Thursday
8.30am-4.30pm - Friday

About the service

The AMHP and Best Interest Assessor (BIA) Team undertake assessments under the Mental Health Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in the Stoke-on-Trent area. A Mental Health Act assessment requires an Approved Mental Health Professional and two doctors to consider if individuals experiencing a mental health crisis need to be detained in hospital under section, admitted voluntarily or supported at home.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards require a Best Interests Assessor and doctor to undertake an assessment to consider if an individual can be lawfully deprived of their liberty in their best interests, in a hospital or care home setting.