Section 48 – Approval of courses for approved mental health professionals


Approved mental health professionals (AMHPs) have important functions under the Mental Health Act 1983. For example, applications for an individual’s detention in hospital for assessment or treatment are made by AMHPs. While many AMHPs are social workers, since 2008 other professionals have been eligible for appointment as AMHPs. For example, nurses and psychologists. Currently, the […]

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