Monitoring care quality

How is the quality of therapy monitored?

There are several ways in which clinicians check on the quality of the therapies they are providing for children/young people and their families. Every clinician has regular professional supervision with a more senior clinician, in which the progress of clients may be reviewed and discussed. The purpose of professional supervision is to ensure that all children and young people being treated at CAMHS receive the most appropriate and effective care.

In addition to the above, CAMHS has a full programme of clinical governance. Clinical governance describes the structure put in place by NHS trusts to make sure that all clients receive the highest possible quality of service. CAMHS does this by involving children, young people and their parents in developing the service (see Feedback), making sure staff are well trained and supported and by evaluating the work it does.