Published on: 6th January 2020

A NHS Benchmarking report into child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) has ranked our five CAMHS services in the top 25 nationally.

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Rochdale ranked second, out of 93 services across the country, in terms of performance and activity.

In Rochdale the service is made up of Healthy Young Minds and #Thrive. The rating shows children and young people are able to access these services quickly when they need it, and in larger numbers than other areas.

In this area 56.9% receiving treatment (according to the annual strategic data collection service) compared with 44.7% in Greater Manchester and 36.1% in England.

The services also had the highest number of referrals received (per 100,000 children and young people) in the country with more than double the national average and scored third in the country for the amount of patients accepted for treatment; again more than double the national average.

Dr Nojrul Chowdhury, one our lead consultants, said: “The staff in our services have worked very hard to improve the service and make sure children and young people receive the best possible care. Together we’ve created an environment that’s good for our patients and our staff and this shines through in these figures.” 

As a result of our performance across these services, we’ve been asked to join the NHS England children and young people's mental health steering group and host a number of visitors.