What is the Quality Network for
The Quality Network for Community CAMHS (QNCC) is a members’
network which works with professionals from health, social
services, education and the voluntary sector to improve the quality
of CAMHS services. We are about to embark on a tenth year of
working with CAMH services throughout the UK.
All types of community-based
teams are eligible to join, including tier 2/targeted services,
tier 3/specialist services, learning disability services and crisis
and intensive services. Member teams evaluate their performance
against our standards through a process of self and peer review.
Participants are able to benchmark their practice against similar
services across the UK, measure progress against key national
policy and use the information from the review in trust Quality
There are a range of
membership options including discounted packages for three-year
membership or multiple team membership. Teams also have the option
of having an accreditation review, in order for your service to
gain accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in
recognition of good practice.
A sample set of
standards and a
brochure which explains the process and benefits of membership
can all be found on this page.
Alternatively, if you have
any further questions around membership you can
contact the team.
Benefits of membership
- Demonstrate the quality of the
service to young people, parents and carers, commissioners and the
- Demonstrate cost effectiveness to
commissioners, and provide a framework for service level agreements
– vital in the current economic climate
- Demonstrate compliance with standards
and best practice – our standards are mapped against CQC, You’re
Welcome, GIRFEC, Healthcare Standards for Wales and other national
- Identify and address areas for
improvement through our supportive action planning
- Network and share best practice with
CAMHS professionals across the UK
To find out more information about
joining, download our:
The Quality Network for Community CAMHS Position Statement can
also be seen here.
Portsmouth City CAMHS LD – 'Accredited as Excellent'
If you would like to consider accreditation for your service,
you can find more information here.
Why should you join?
For information about the
services that you will receive when you join the network.
How to become a member
Options to sign up for 1 year or
receive a 10% discount when you sign up for 3 years.
A valuable resource available to
members featuring our standards, publications and research for
If you have any questions, or
need more information then please contact one of the team.
QNCC, Royal College of
Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB
Tel: 020 3701 2663 Fax: 020 3701
2761 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org