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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Northpoint Wellbeing (1718116)

Please find attached the NSPCC’s Freedom of Information request relating to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for the Northpoint Wellbeing Ltd facility.

1.  In the period between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 please can you provide the following information on the total number of referrals of patients:

a)  Received

There were 940 referrals to the service.

b)  Received, but ineligible for services because patient is 18+

The CCG does not hold this information.

c)  Assessed and not accepted

There were 157 instances where it was considered an inappropriate referral.

d)  Assessed, not accepted, and referred elsewhere

The CCG does not hold this information.

2.   In the period between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 please can you provide the following information on the total number of referrals of patients:

a)  Received

There were 927 referrals to the service.

b)  Received, but ineligible for services because patient is 18+

The CCG does not hold this information.

c)  Assessed and not accepted

There were 106 instances where it was considered an inappropriate referral.

 d)  Assessed, not accepted, and referred elsewhere

Of the 106 inappropriate referrals 36 referrals were signposted to other organisations following initial assessment.

3. Please state your overall CAMHS budget for the following periods:

a) 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016  – £1.5m

b)  1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017  – £1.8m

4.  Please state the average waiting time between referral of patients aged under 18 and their assessment for the periods: (please provide your answer in the number of working days)

a)  1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016

Between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 for generic cases the average waiting time from referral to first Choice appointment was 34 days.  For other cases assessed in this period the average waiting time from referral to assessment was 86 days.

b)  1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017

Between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 for generic cases the average waiting time from referral to a first Choice appointment was 35 days.  For other cases the CCG does not hold this information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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