15th October 2014, Taunton
Around 10% of children aged between five and 16 have a mental health condition. A recent report by NHS England found that Child and Adolescent Mental Health services (CAMHS) could be variable, involve multiple providers and, in the case of inpatient beds in the South West, be insufficient to meet demand forcing young patients to travel out of area.
The SWSCN for Mental Health is leading a project to support the development of CAMHS across the South West which will produce a comprehensive strategy for the commissioning of local and specialised services to ensure the provision of sustainable, high-quality care as near to patients homes as possible.
The CAMHS commissioning framework will be published at an event in Taunton on 15th October 2014. To register for the event click here