Who should join?
We encourage membership for any ‘Tier 2
and 3’ CAMH teams who would like the opportunity to evaluate their
challenges and achievements and to share ideas with peers from
Membership is at the level of the CAMH team. We expect
that a ‘team’ will generally constitute the core single- or
multi-disciplinary team typified by generic Child and Family
Consultation Services and primary mental health teams.
As services are configured differently
across the UK and Ireland, please contact
us if you would like to know whether the Quality Network can be
applied in your local area.
Learning disability teams wishing
to join the network are also likely to be located within a variety
of service models.
Peer Review -
£2495 + VAT
- Runs on a yearly cycle
- This type of review has two phases; 1)
self review, 2) peer review:
- Self review phase – complete the
standards workbook using a three point rating scale (fully met,
partly met, not met). This should be undertaken as a team so a
range of disciplines are represented.
- Peer review phase – a one day visit by
3-4 professionals who work within community CAMHS. Non judgemental
process looking at areas of practice self rated as either partly or
not met. Much of the day will focus around information sharing with
- Report – the report produced should be
shared amongst the team and with senior management, commissioners
etc. The report becomes the property of the service, and QNCC will
not publish it in the public domain.
Self Review - £995 + VAT
- Runs on a yearly cycle.
Only available to teams who are currently accredited, are joining
the network for their first year, or have had a peer review in the
previous year of membership
- This type of review has one
phase; 1) self review:
- Self review phase –
complete the standards workbook using a three point rating scale
(fully met, partly met, not met). This should be undertaken as a
team so a range of disciplines are represented.
- Report – the report
produced should be shared amongst the team and with senior
management, commissioners etc. The report becomes the property of
the service, and QNCC will not publish it in the public
Accreditation - £2495 + VAT
- Runs on a three year cycle
- Year 1 – The accreditation
review year has four phases; 1) self review, 2) peer review, 3) AAC
and 4) PPEC:
- The self review phase of
the accreditation review is more comprehensive and includes
questionnaires from a variety of perspectives, policy and case note
audits, and the standards workbook.
- The peer review phase is a
longer day with 3 – 4 reviewers attending, looking for evidence
that your service is meeting the standards.
- The data is then viewed by
the accreditation advisory committee (AAC) and they recommend an
accreditation status. There are four accreditation status’ 1,
accredited as excellent, 2, accredited, 3, deferred, 4, not
- This AAC’s decision is
ratified by the College’s professional practice and ethics
committee (PPEC) who will award the service with an accreditation
decision. If you are accredited this will last for 3 years.
- Whilst your service’s report will be
confidential as above, your service’s accreditation status will be
published on the QNCC website. Once accredited your team will need
to continue to participate in QNCC and provide annual data to show
that you are maintaining the quality of your service for another
- Year 2 – QNCC
Self Review or QNCC Peer review. The team may choose
either review type and prices and processes are listed
- Year 3 – QNCC Peer
- In order to retain your
accreditation status, you must remain members of QNCC for the 3
Discounts and Bespoke Membership
Team will be able to organise bespoke packages for your team or
Trust by finding the best variation on the options below to suit
- Sign up for 3 years to get a 10%
- Sign up multiple teams to get a 10%
- Sign up multiple teams for 3 years to
get a 15% discount
- Sign up multiple teams and minimise
costs with the self review only option
- Sign up for accreditation which is
valid for 3 years
us about QNCC membership.
Many members who have a surplus at the end of the financial
year use this opportunity to extend their QNCC membership – either
by signing up additional teams or by paying in advance for multiple
years of membership. We invoice members from
VAT is charged on membership of the
network. However, NHS Trusts are entitled to re-claim the VAT
that you pay on your QNCC membership fees. Trusts can ‘refund’ the
VAT the team has paid to the team. We will be happy to
provide VAT receipts for those trying to reclaim VAT from their