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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Inadequate

Details of this locations CQC registration


Here you will find the list of services and areas where we, the Care Quality Commission, authorise and regulate this service to operate. If you think this service is operating services not listed here please contact us

Type of service
  • Hospitals - Mental health/capacity
Specialisms/services
  • Caring for children (0 - 18yrs)
  • Caring for people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act
  • Eating disorders
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mental health conditions
  • Sensory impairments
  • Substance misuse problems
Local authority
  • Northamptonshire

Regulated services/activities

CQC register Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to carry out the following legally regulated services here:

Treatment of disease, disorder or injury

  • Mrs Katie Fisher is responsible for these services.
  • Miss Lisa Cairns is the registered manager for these services at this location.
Condition of this registration relating to carrying out this regulated activity

The Registered Provider must provide the Care Quality Commission with a report setting out the actions taken or to be taken in relation to conditions1-7 above by 27 December 2019 and every other Friday. The report must also include the following:

a. details of the system(s) and processes that are implemented to comply with the conditions,

b. details and confirmation of action taken to ensure the system(s) are being audited and monitored to improve the quality and safety of services.

The Registered Provider must not admit any new service users at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) without the written permission of the Care Quality Commission.

The Registered Provider must ensure that wards are staffed with the required numbers of suitably skilled staff to meet service users� needs and to undertake service users� observations as prescribed. The provider must ensure that all service user observations are recorded in line with provider�s policy.

The Registered Provider must undertake a review of all service users� observation records and ensure that the level of service user observations prescribed throughout a 24-hour period are individualised, detail specifically when levels of observations should reduce or increase and are based on individual risk assessments, including mitigation of any risks identified.

The Registered Provider must:

a. Ensure that staff undertaking observations do so in line with the provider�s engagement and observation policy and protocol.

b. Ensure there is clear documentation to inform staff of the current observation level of all service users�: this includes details of any changes to service users� observation levels and risk and that information is clearly recorded and is easily accessible to relevant staff.

The Registered Provider must:

a. Ensure that staff use approved restraint techniques in line with the provider�s policy and protocol.

b. Ensure there is adequate oversight of incidents of restraint and appropriate action taken when approved restraint techniques are not used, in particular regard to

i. maintain an accurate and up to date restraint incident reporting record

ii. identify lessons learnt and ensure actions are completed

iii. share learning or actions with staff

The Registered Provider must ensure that robust and effective handovers take place, between staff shifts, to ensure that information about risk and service users� care is communicated between relevant teams, to support service user safety. The provider must ensure that handovers are recorded in line with policy.

The Registered Provider must review and have in place an adequate system and process(es) in place to investigate safeguarding incidents. The Registered Provider must

a. Undertake a review of all safeguarding incidents between 18 April 2019 - present

b. take steps to action any findings in a timely and appropriate manner

Assessment or medical treatment for persons detained under the 1983 Act

  • Mrs Katie Fisher is responsible for these services.
  • Miss Lisa Cairns is the registered manager for these services at this location.
Condition of this registration relating to carrying out this regulated activity

The Registered Provider must ensure that wards are staffed with the required numbers of suitably skilled staff to meet service users� needs and to undertake service users� observations as prescribed. The provider must ensure that all service user observations are recorded in line with provider�s policy.

The Registered Provider must undertake a review of all service users� observation records and ensure that the level of service user observations prescribed throughout a 24-hour period are individualised, detail specifically when levels of observations should reduce or increase and are based on individual risk assessments, including mitigation of any risks identified.

The Registered Provider must:

a. Ensure that staff undertaking observations do so in line with the provider�s engagement and observation policy and protocol.

b. Ensure there is clear documentation to inform staff of the current observation level of all service users�: this includes details of any changes to service users� observation levels and risk and that information is clearly recorded and is easily accessible to relevant staff.

The Registered Provider must:

a. Ensure that staff use approved restraint techniques in line with the provider�s policy and protocol.

b. Ensure there is adequate oversight of incidents of restraint and appropriate action taken when approved restraint techniques are not used, in particular regard to

i. maintain an accurate and up to date restraint incident reporting record

ii. identify lessons learnt and ensure actions are completed

iii. share learning or actions with staff

The Registered Provider must review and have in place an adequate system and process(es) in place to investigate safeguarding incidents. The Registered Provider must

a. Undertake a review of all safeguarding incidents between 18 April 2019 - present

b. take steps to action any findings in a timely and appropriate manner

The Registered Provider must ensure that robust and effective handovers take place, between staff shifts, to ensure that information about risk and service users� care is communicated between relevant teams, to support service user safety. The provider must ensure that handovers are recorded in line with policy.

The Registered Provider must not admit any new service users at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) without the written permission of the Care Quality Commission.

The Registered Provider must provide the Care Quality Commission with a report setting out the actions taken or to be taken in relation to conditions1-7 above by 27 December 2019 and every other Friday. The report must also include the following:

a. details of the system(s) and processes that are implemented to comply with the conditions,

b. details and confirmation of action taken to ensure the system(s) are being audited and monitored to improve the quality and safety of services.