Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in KentDownload (PDF 4.37MB)
Summary of report contentSussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley, South Kent Coast, Swale, Thanet and West Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups commissioned this report. The report was written by Healthwatch Kent. The research was carried out in January of 2016. The Report was centred around Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Kent. A total of 309 people contributed to this report. There were six recommendations made around the following topics: Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Waiting times for initial assessment appointments Unclear referral process and criteria for specialist CAMHS services Follow up appointments Poor communication Relationships with Staff Keeping young people safe Lack of information about alternative support services Eating disorders Transition to adult services The commissioners mentioned above responded to the report and the response is included within the report.
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Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Kent
Date of publication
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Date evidence capture began
Monday, 4 January, 2016
Date evidence capture finished
Friday, 29 January, 2016
Type of report
Communication between staff and patients
Continuity of care
Integration of services
Quality of care
Quality of treatment
Service delivery organisation and staffing
Waiting times and lists for treatment
Healthwatch reference number
Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
Primary research method used
How was the information collected?
Mental health services
Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)
Community based services for people with mental health needs
Types of disabilities
Types of long term conditions
Mental health condition
Number of people who shared their views
Does the information include public's views?
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views?
Does the information include staff's views?
Types of health and care professionals engaged
All care professionals
Does the information include other people's views?
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views?
Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report?
Does the information contain a response from a provider?
Yes action has been taken or promised
What type of impact was determined?