RQIA Independent Review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health ...


RQIA Independent Review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health ...

medication changes. In the Belfast Trust young people gave examples of

how they were updated weekly and described a success chart that enabled

their receiving information. In the Western Trust, young people commented

that their length of treatment was generally longer than initially anticipated and

highlighted that changes to treatment would have gone ahead without

consulting the young person.

Some young people felt that they were not involved and they received

information only after making a complaint.

Young people stated that:

“Yes, although at the

start we thought the

treatment would be

quite short but it turned

out to be quite a long

time.” Western Trust

“Yes, at every stage of the

treatment I was kept updated.

There was a particular nurse

from here (Northern Ireland)

who called me once a week to

check how I was getting on.

This was really helpful as it felt

like there was continuity with

my treatment between here

and England.” South Eastern


All Trusts (64)

Trust Name (Total no. of

participants per Trust

BHSCT (18)

NHSCT (13)


SHSCT (12)

WHSCT (13)

No relevance

Not fully



0 10 20 30 40 50 60

Number of responses by trust

Figure 8: Participants were asked if they were given information regarding their



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