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Waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FOI)

Waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 05 November 2018.
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Could you give me the figures for waiting times for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)?

Specifically, I am looking for an update on the waiting times mentioned on pages 40 and 41 of the following report:

Health, Social Security and Housing Scrutiny Panel report S.R.5/2014


Could you show the waiting times since the last CAMHS report was published?


And could you also share any plans to improve waiting times for the service?


A and B

Validated waiting times data for CAMHS routine referrals is available from September 2015. Data prior to this date would require a manual records trawl which would exceed the cost limit specified by regulations.

The waiting times below are calculated from the date a referral is received to the date of the first initial assessment offered. The average number of days is then rounded to the nearest whole week.

​Month of Referral ​Average Wait for Initial Assessment (Routine Referrals) In Weeks
​September 2015​4
​October 2015 ​3
​November 2015​4
​December 2015​4
​January 2016​6
​February 2016​4
​March 2016​4
​April 2016​3
​May 2016​3
​Jun2 2016​4
​July 2016​3
​August 2016​3
​September 2016​8
​October 2016​4
​November 2016​4
​December 2016​5
​January 2017​5
​February 2017​4
​March 2017​3
​April 2017​4
​May 2017​4
​June 2017​7
​July 2017​6
​August 2017​6
​September 2017​4
​October 2017​4
​November 2017​4
​Dercember 2017​4
​January 2018​4
​February 2018​5
​March 2018​5
​April 2018​4
​May 2018​4
​June 2018​3
​July 2018​2
​August 2018​3
​September 2018​4


The Mental Health Strategy is available online at the link below and outlines the ongoing work to improve the CAMHS service.

Mental Health Strategy for Jersey (2016 - 2020)

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