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Defragmenting CAMHS - commissioning the children and young people’s mental health system: Strategic Briefing (2018)

Published: 03/12/2018

Author: Lavis P, NHS Clinical Commissioners


This briefing, developed in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioners, is aimed at those involved in the commissioning of mental health services and support for children and young people.

At a time of renewed government focus on children’s mental health and wellbeing, the new commissioning landscape offers opportunities to move towards sustainable change. By utilising new service models such as integrated care systems and engaging local partners in collaborative place-based commissioning, commissioners can take a strategic approach to driving change across the children and young people’s mental health system.