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
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.