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Combined CAMHS delivering improved waiting times, new services and new facilities for children and young people’s mental health

27 Oct 2017

Combined Healthcare has today (27 October) published updated waiting time figures demonstrating the significant improvement and quality of services being delivered by its children and young people's mental health services.

The figures are published on the day the Care Quality Commission (CQC) unveils a new report on the challenges facing providers of services for children and young people's mental health. The CQC Report states:

"it is vitally important that children and young people have timely access to high-quality care that is person-centred and tailored to meet the unique needs of each child or young person at each stage of their development."

Over the last two years, the Trust has made incredible progress in ensuring children and young people are seen in a timely manner for an initial assessment, they receive a good quality risk assessment and care plan and that everyone is allocated a care coordinator, with the result that:

The Trust's children and young people's services has also: 

The Trust has also recently joined forces with local schools to launch a nationally leading new mental health and wellbeing strategy. The strategy has been launched as part of an exciting partnership between Combined Healthcare and the following schools across Stoke-on-Trent:

Notes to Editors: