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CAMHS Therapy Service Written Answer, 28/01/15 [S]

Written answer given in response to Jim Hume's (LibDem) question asking the Scottish Government what assessment it has made of NHS Fife’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) Intensive Therapy Service, and what recent discussions it has had with the other NHS boards about this service.

The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn replied, the clinical activity and outcome data is collated on a four monthly basis as part of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) South East Tier 4 Consortium. This information is collated in the context of the three regional intensive therapy services and inpatient service that makes up the South East Tier 4 Consortium. The information is then presented to and escalated by the South East and Tayside regional planning group to the Scottish Government.

We have recently developed a data set with partners which NHS National Services Scotland (Information Services Division Scotland) will be starting to collect data in 2015 to track progress in developing intensive community treatment teams and other tier 4 CAMHS activity and how the adolescent inpatient units are working. This should provide us with a comprehensive picture of how services are functioning nationally. This data is currently only available at a regional level used for managing and planning services locally.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 28 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 28 January 2015