Professionals and Practitioners

Adult Services Procedure 23/11

Adult Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Cross Border Protocol


This Protocol has been drawn up in order to provide clarity on which LSSA and respective AMHP is responsible for carrying out Mental Health Act assessments when more than one LSSA is involved.  Implementation of this protocol should ensure consistency on AMHP responses to situations where patients may find themselves in crisis when outside their home area and away from a familiar support network.  Adherence to this protocol is intended to minimise the number of potential disputes between LSSAs regarding which AMHP should attend MHA Assessments and improve the service provided to patients.