Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Tier 4 Report – NHS England – 10 July 2014
“NHS England is taking urgent action to improve access to specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people after publishing a “frank and honest” report on current provision.
For England as a whole, the report says “it is impossible to conclude definitively whether the current level of bed provision is sufficient to meet the need.”
The report found that the number of NHS-funded child and adolescent mental health services (CAHMS) tier four beds increased from 844 in 1999 to 1128 in 2006, rising further to 1264 in January 2014.
But NHS England also found relative shortages in the South West and areas such as Yorkshire and Humber, resulting in patients being admitted to services a long way from home.”
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