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Surrey CAMHS Interim Plan from 4 June 2018

Surrey CAMHS Interim Plan from 4 June 2018

Demand for some mental health services for children and young people in Surrey has significantly increased during the past year, resulting in some children and young people experiencing lengthy waits for routine assessments and appointments for CAMHS Community Services and the Behavioural, Emotional and Neuro-developmental Service.

These services are part of Mindsight Surrey CAMHS which is run by Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and commissioned by the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across Surrey and by Surrey County Council.

Surrey and Borders Partnership, with commissioning organisations, is taking urgent action to ensure children and young people do not experience further delays and has jointly developed a CAMHS Interim Plan to address the lengthy waits currently being experienced by some children and young people which also seeks to improve ways of working across the system.

The Interim Plan includes a temporary change to the access criteria to routine referrals to the CAMHS Community Teams and the Behavioural, Emotional and Neuro-developmental Service for a period of 16-weeks from 4 June 2018. You can read more about this on Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust website.