How to evaluate your CAMH service

by Dr Anne Worrall-Davies


Last reviewed: October 2013


The aim of this module is to provide you with the knowledge and understanding to enable you to undertake evaluation of your Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). 


The module will take you through the national policies and drivers to evaluation in CAMHS, review the differences between evaluation, audit and research, and help you consider who should be involved in CAMHS evaluation with you.


We will think about methods and measures to use, and then look at how to put together a short and medium term action plan of strategic evaluation. 


All the way through there will be opportunities to use the CPD Online Notebook to make notes to yourself for future reference. The module has plenty of learning activities to enable you to learn more effectively. Practical case examples are used to give you 'real life' insight into how others have evaluated CAMHS.


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Please note: This module was published in 2013. A revision is being worked on, but in the meantime please be aware when completing the module that some of the guidance may have changed.


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Behavioural problems in the under fives: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 by Dr Margaret Thompson and Dr Paula Jenkins


Adolescent forensic psychiatry

by Dr Heidi Hales and Dr Alexandra Lewis


Ethical and legal challenges within children's mental healthcare: Part 1 and Part 2 by Dr Moli Paul


Book from RCPsych Publications: Management for Psychiatrists (4th edition)



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