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CAMHS QNIC

What is the Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS?


QNIC was developed from the National Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Study (NICAPS) in 2001. The network aims to demonstrate and improve the quality of inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric in-patient care through a system of review against the QNIC service standards. This process follows a clinical audit cycle with self-review and peer-review.

Given their short supply and high cost, it is essential that child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient units demonstrate their quality and appropriateness. However, because of their geographic spread, unit staff can feel isolated and unable to communicate with other CAMHS professionals. Therefore, quality improvement can occur in isolation. QNIC aims to resolve this by providing a single channel for the effective dissemination of important information from central sources such as national and professional bodies and coordinating information sharing between units, e.g. regarding best practice. QNIC is a supportive network with the emphasis on facilitating change.

The network was originally funded for 3 years by The Health Foundation (previously PPP Medical Healthcare Trust). It is now funded by the subscriptions of members.

 

The Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS Position Statement can also be seen here.

See the most recent copy of the QNIC standards.

Find out more about joining the network, participating in accreditation or the benefits of membership. 

ACCREDITED UNITS: 

The Evergreen Centre - 'Accredited as Excellent (QED)'

Galaxy House - 'Accredited (QED)'

Junction 17 - 'Accredited as Excellent'

The Iveagh Centre - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Riverside Unit - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Stephenson House - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Acorn Lodge - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Chalkhill Inpatient Unit - 'Accredited as Excellent'

The Darwin Centre - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Collingham Child and Family Unit - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Dewi Jones Unit - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Coborn Centre - 'Accredited as Excellent'

The Junction - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Horizon Unit - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Mildred Creak Unit - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Simmons House - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Maple Ward - 'Accredited as Excellent'

The Sett - 'Accredited as Excellent'

Snowsfields Adolescent Unit - 'Accredited'

Mulberry Unit - 'Accredited'

Orchard Unit - 'Accredited'

Hope Unit - 'Accredited'

Beechcroft Ward 1 - 'Accredited'

Ash Villa - 'Accredited'

Bethlem Adolescent Service - 'Accredited'

If you would like to take part in accreditation during cycle 16, please contact one of the team.

 

   

Members Area

Useful QNIC downloads, tools for those taking part in accreditation reviews and the resource library which includes our standards.

 

QNIC ROM

Further information on how to join and measures used.

 

You can also read our Annual Report

 

CAMHS Mapping & Directory

Search facility listing all CAMHS Tier 4 services in the UK including location maps and contact details.

 

Contact Us

If you have any questions, or need more information then please contact one of the team.

 

Why should you join?
 
QNIC ROM
 
CAMHS Mapping & Directory
 
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NEWS & EVENTS:

 

ACCREDITATION TRAINING

London - 5 September 2016

Manchester 12 October 2016

Find out more information and book your place.

 

NEW QED STANDARDS

Download the new Quality Network for Eating Disorder Service's Standards for inpatient CAMHS units. ED services who sign up to the accreditation process can now participate in QED for free.

 

PRACTICE STANDARDS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SUBSTANCE MISUSE PROBLEMS

This is a brand new CCQI publication for all staff working with young people. ''Practice standards for young people with substance misuse problems' June 2012. Endorsed by Royal College of Psychiatrists, DrugScope, Alcohol Concern and the Royal College of General Practitioners.

 

DOWNLOAD THE SUBSTANCE MISUSE STANDARDS

Read accompanying press release.