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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: 

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Dewi Jones Unit

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

Beechcroft

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

The Iveagh Centre

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Galaxy House

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership

Maple Ward

CNWL NHS FT

Collingham Child and Family Centre

East London NHS FT

Coborn Centre

GMWMHNHSFT

Junction 17

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Mildred Creak Unit

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

The Junction

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS FT

Ash Villa

North Bristol Trust

Riverside Unit

North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust The St Aubyn Centre

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The Sett

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust

Stephenson House

Pennine Care NHS FT

Hope Unit

Pennine Care NHS FT

Horizon Unit

South London and Maudsley

Acorn Lodge

South London and Maudsley

Bethlem

South London and Maudsley

Snowsfield Adolescent Unit

Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust

Chalkhill

Tee, Esk and Wear Trust

Newberry Centre

Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

The Evergreen Centre

The Priory

Mulberry Unit

The Priory Group

Orchard Unit

Whittington Health

Simmons House

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
 
Contact us

 

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NEWS & EVENTS:

Social Worker's Special Interest Day
Designed especially for social workers working within inpatient and community CAMH services.

  Monday 5th December 2016
Booking now open

Teacher's Special Interest Day
Designed especially for teachers and education staff working within inpatient and community CAMH services .

Friday 3rd February 2017
Booking now open

 Workshop and poster applications for QNIC Annual Forum 2017
Deadline: 16th December 2016
Theme: Trauma 
Application form 

 

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.