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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

CAMHS QNCC

How to join the network


There is no deadline for joining the Quality Network for Community CAMHS, we will accommodate teams who would like to join the network throughout the year.

Please download the joining form:

Download a Joining Form

Quality Network for Community CAMHS

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 other CAMHS.

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.


Membership options


Peer Review  -  £2495 + VAT 

  • Runs on a yearly cycle
  • This type of review has two phases; 1) self review, 2) peer review:
  1. 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.
  2. 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 peers.
  • 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.

 

If you are interested in becoming a peer reviewer, please click here for more information.


Self Review  -  £995 + VAT

  • Runs on a yearly cycle.
  • This type of review has one phase; 1) self review:
  1. 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 domain.

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) Accreditation Advisory Committee (AAC) and 4) Professional Practice and Ethics Committee (PPEC).
  1. 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.
  2. The peer review phase is a longer day with 3 – 4 reviewers attending, looking for evidence that your service is meeting the standards.
  3. The data is then viewed by the AAC and they recommend an accreditation status. There are four accreditation status’ 1, accredited as excellent, 2, accredited, 3, deferred, 4, not accredited.
  4. This AAC’s decision is ratified by the College’s 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 two years.
  • Year 2 – QNCC self review or QNCC peer review. The team may choose either review type and prices and processes are listed above.
  • Year 3 – QNCC peer review
  • In order to retain your accreditation status, you must remain members of QNCC for the 3 year period.

Discounts and Bespoke Membership Packages

The project team will be able to organise bespoke packages for your team or Trust by finding the best variation on the options below to suit your service:

 

  • Sign up for 3 years to get a 10% discount
  • Sign up multiple teams to get a 10% discount
  • 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

QNCC Joining Form

 

Download a Joining Form

Alternatively, you can contact us about QNCC membership.

 

 


 

VAT:

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 trust.

 

Where next...


Quality Network for Community CAMHS

 

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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