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Term of Reference 3 Theme 1 Transition to adult mental health

Criterion: BHSCT & SEHSCT NHSCT SHSCT WHSCT

Initial draft joint protocol between Protocol in place for Joint protocol exists No protocol at time

CAMHS and adult mental health transfer of CAMHS to which outlines how of review.

services in place. To be reviewed in adult mental health transfer should take

one year.

services.

place.

3.1.2. Protocols

governing the

movement of

service users

between (CAMHS)

and adult services

should be

developed.

Focus group indicated that the

quarterly meeting was to develop

stronger relationships with adult

mental health services.

No flexibility when young person in

seventeenth year is first referred and

requires long term work beyond that

which CAMHS could provide.

The quarterly meeting aims to

resolve issues regarding ongoing

need for psychiatric intervention in

adult mental health.

Focus group indicated

good working

relationships with adult

colleagues and

identified flexibility for

young people in the

seventeenth year who

require long term work

beyond that which

could be completed by

CAMHS.

Strong relationships

with adult colleagues.

Adult colleagues will

aim to work with young

person in seventeenth

year, with longer term

difficulty than CAMHS

can provide for.

Protocol clearly outlines

escalation if

disagreement occurs

re: suitability of transfer.

Have submitted

outline of draft

protocol.

Work underway to

complete joint

transitional protocol

between CAMHS

and adult mental

health service.

Assessment by

review team

Protocol has flow chart which

identifies pathway from referral to

adult services to agreement to

transfer.

Partially achieved Substantially achieved Substantially achieved Partially achieved

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