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Assessment by

review team

comprehensive spending

review.

The trust report that no

initial referral is waiting

longer than nine weeks, in

keeping with PFA targets.

Clinical staff reported that

much work is undertaken to

pick up children and young

people who present at A&E

and the Trust has

implemented the "Card

Before You Leave"

scheme.

Children's Services.

The trust reported that

no initial referral waits

longer than nine weeks,

in keeping with PFA

targets.

The trust report that

"Card Before You Leave"

operates Monday to

Friday, with young

people being seen the

next day by CAMHS.

Since the validation visit

a weekend service is

being provided by a

voluntary organisation

which sees young people

the next day.

are currently employed for

management of referrals but

the principles are not always

applied, e.g. choice of first

appointment venue

The trust reported that no

initial referral waits longer

than nine weeks, in keeping

with PFA targets.

The trust follows DHSSPS

Integrative Elective Access

Protocol on the management

of referrals and

appointments.

The trust reported having not

introduced "Card Before You

Leave" scheme, but have a

weekend and out-of-hours

response which, they feel

adequately covers children

and young people presenting

out-of-hours.

The trust reported that the

nine week target has been

reached and maintained for

assessment and routine

referrals. However, staff

suggested that the

treatment quality may be

compromised as a result of

a follow up appointments

and the pressure of

maintaining the target.

The trust reported having

introduced "Card Before

You Leave" scheme with

the out-of-hours services.

Substantially achieved Substantially achieved Substantially achieved Substantially achieved

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