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Reducing Waiting Times Applying the Principles in CAMHS

Reducing Waiting Times Applying the Principles in CAMHS Extra curriculum Reducing Waiting Times: Applying the Principles in CAMHS Yvonne Anderson Service Development Adviser, HASCAS Ann York Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust Introduction valuable development time in attending a course that is not aimed specifically at CAMHS, or does not have a The NHS Plan enshrines the commitment to a child focus. Yet CAMH services in many areas are modernised NHS with the patient at its heart. A struggling to meet the standards set by the government significant change introduced by the plan was the setting for waiting times, especially in tiers 2 and 3 outpatient of standards for the time patients wait between referral services, where waits of up to a year have not been and first appointment. The targets for waiting times have uncommon in the recent past (Department of Health, been introduced incrementally so that ‘no-one should 2002a). wait for more than three months for an outpatient appointment by 2005’ (Department of Health, 2000). In support of the standards the modernisation agency has offered both face-to-face training, as well as paper- Demand and capacity based or electronic improvement guides, to assist clinicians and managers across the spectrum of health http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Mental Health Review Journal Emerald Publishing

Reducing Waiting Times Applying the Principles in CAMHS

Mental Health Review Journal , Volume 9 (3): 5 – Sep 1, 2004

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1361-9322
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10.1108/13619322200400029
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Extra curriculum Reducing Waiting Times: Applying the Principles in CAMHS Yvonne Anderson Service Development Adviser, HASCAS Ann York Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist St. George’s Mental Health NHS Trust Introduction valuable development time in attending a course that is not aimed specifically at CAMHS, or does not have a The NHS Plan enshrines the commitment to a child focus. Yet CAMH services in many areas are modernised NHS with the patient at its heart. A struggling to meet the standards set by the government significant change introduced by the plan was the setting for waiting times, especially in tiers 2 and 3 outpatient of standards for the time patients wait between referral services, where waits of up to a year have not been and first appointment. The targets for waiting times have uncommon in the recent past (Department of Health, been introduced incrementally so that ‘no-one should 2002a). wait for more than three months for an outpatient appointment by 2005’ (Department of Health, 2000). In support of the standards the modernisation agency has offered both face-to-face training, as well as paper- Demand and capacity based or electronic improvement guides, to assist clinicians and managers across the spectrum of health

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Mental Health Review JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2004

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