Quality Network for Community CAMHS

The Quality Network for Community CAMHS (QNCC) is an initiative of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Centre for Quality Improvement was established in 2005 with the aim of improving the provision of child and adolescent mental health services.

CAMHS are physically dispersed, complex and varied in structure, meaning quality improvement and innovation often occur in isolation. QNCC facilitates professionally led service improvement by giving the opportunity to CAMHS professionals to visit each other’s services.

Through an annual peer review cycle members share best practise and approaches to service improvement. Once part of the network, members are supported to evaluate their performance against service standards which are updated every two years to reflect national and local policy. They are also able to benchmark their practise against similar services and demonstrate the quality of care they provide.

The Quality Network for Community CAMHS provides the only set of standards to comprehensively measure all aspects of the patient journey and operational practice, as well as identifying service development needs.

Please download the The Quality Network for Community CAMHS 2015 Final report for Camali Clinic. This provides an in depth analysis of how Camali Clinic has performed against the standards and also demonstrates how our service is delivering high quality and safe patient care ensuring the involvement of children, young people, their carers and parents.