Mental health service transitions for young people
Practice example - Audit tool: Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
To determine whether:
- young people with mental health problems are effectively supported during the transition from CAMHS to adults services
- the trust policy has been succesfully implemented in practice.
An audit tool was used in all CAMHS teams to collect data on transitions practice with a sample of young people identified in January 2011 by Clinical Team Managers as needing transfer. Results have been presented to teams and a clinical governance group. Following this, an action plan has been developed with the input of all stakeholders, which will be implemented in teams. A repeat audit will be carried out.