Child + Adolescent Mental Health Services

 

I’m looking to get a better understanding of the performance of mental health services across the UK. I appreciate there is already some data and information published, such as through the health and social care information centre (http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB20275). However, I’d like to look at the current waiting times for the various therapies which may be on offer in your area.

 I appreciate there may be no ‘average’ waiting time or data that already collates an overall picture of how long people are waiting for treatment. However, there will be a referral system in place to facilitate the treatment of people via a GP or other referral mechanism (social services, 3rd sector etc.) in order for appointments to be made. It is this referral or ‘booking’ system I would like you to interrogate, in order to give me the current waiting time (as of a specific date) for various therapies. I’d also like you to provide the current shortest and longest waits on that referral system.

 Under the freedom of information act please provide me with the following information for your area.

 Please also confirm receipt of this request as soon as possible.

As a separate FOI request, please provide the following information about the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in your area.

1. In Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), what is the current waiting time for a young person to receive talking therapies. Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. Not applicable as the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not provide these services. (They are locally provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

2. In CAMHS, what is the current longest wait to receive talking therapies? Please give the wait for each type of therapy (or ‘choice of modality’) which is available in your area. Not applicable as the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not provide these services. (They are locally provided by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust).

 

4. What is the maximum number of talking therapy sessions a young person, eligible for therapy, can receive in your area at primary and secondary care level. These services are not provided by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (They are locally commissioned by NE Hampshire & Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group).

5. How many referrals have there been into child and adolescent mental health services in your area at a) primary care level and b) secondary care level in the calendar years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 to date. These services are not provided by the Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. (They are locally commissioned by NE Hampshire & Farnham Clinical Commissioning Group).

Please supply your answers in an editable word document or in the plain text body on an email for easy transcription. Please do not send a PDF document.

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