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CAMHS QNCC

Accreditation


Quality Network for Community CAMHS
Services accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS have undergone an in-depth self review and peer review process to check levels of compliance against the network’s Quality Standards.

These reviews are more thorough than the usual quality improvement reviews in that they require more evidence to validate self-ratings, use more sources of information and different methods of data collection.

For a list of services that are currently accredited, click here.

Benefits of Accreditation

Accreditation was piloted in six designated sites in 2009-10, and now all services are eligible to apply for accredited status. Benefits of accreditation include:

  • The chance to have the quality of your service recognised through a national accreditation system

  • The opportunity to demonstrate the quality of your service to young people, parents, referrers and commissioners

Services who sign up for accreditation will go through an in-depth self review and peer review process to check levels of compliance against the network’s Quality Standards. These reviews require services to provide evidence to validate self-ratings.

Staff, young people, parents, referrers and commissioners will complete a short online questionnaire in advance of the day to gauge their opinions and knowledge. On the review day, the review team use this information to decide whether services meet the QNCC standards. After the day an accreditation committee will review your evidence to decide whether you can be accredited.

  • Accreditation is awarded by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and lasts for 3 years

  • The accreditation status of all services who apply to be accredited is published on the QNCC website

Signing up for accreditation: The accreditation process involves a more detailed review visit.  Accreditation lasts for 3 years and costs £2,495 + VAT. Teams have the option of undertaking standard reviews or elf reviews only in the intervening years. Discounts may also apply for signing up multiple teams, please see 'How to Become a Member', or contact one of the team for further details.


Services Currently Accredited

These services are currently accredited as excellent by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS and The Royal College of Psychiatrists:

- Portsmouth City CAMHS

Solent Healthcare
Accredited as excellent to 4th January 2014

- Portsmouth City CALDT

Solent Healthcare
Accredited as excellent to 26th January 2015

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Northumberland Child and Adolescent Learning Disability Team             

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust
Accredited as excellent to 26th January 2015


These services are currently accredited by the Quality Network for Community CAMHS and The Royal College of Psychiatrists:

- Inspire - children's learning disability team (CAMHS)                                   

Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust                               
Accredited to 19th October 2013

- Oxford City CAMHS                                                                                                       

Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire NHS Foundation Trust
Accredited to 4th January 2014

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Child and Adolescent Therapy Service (CHATS)                                                

Eastern & Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust   

Accredited to 4th January 2014

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Primary Mental Health Worker Service (PMHWS)

Eastern & Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust   
Accredited to 4th January 2014

Where next...


 

 

 

 

QNCC, 2nd Floor, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8AD    
Tel: 020 3701 2663 Fax: 020 3701 2761   

 

Email: qncc@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk

 

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