CAMHS Collaborative – Stronger Together
A partnership between ELFT and Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH), North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), The Tavistock & Portman NHS Trust and The Whittington Health NHS Trust is set to change the way mental health services for children and young people are designed and delivered.
The nationwide initiative is projected to serve over a quarter of England’s population, with a combined budget of £400million. NHS-Led Provider Collaboratives, a new model for the delivery of specialised health care launched in October.
ELFT is to lead for one of the ten nationwide models, the North Central East London (NCEL) CAMHS Collaborative serving a combined population of 3.5 million.
Each Collaborative is tasked to design and deliver specialist mental health, learning disability or autism services, to improve pathways of care for the local populations each one serves.
This unique model marks a new era for specialist mental health care, as groups of providers of specialist services come together with pooled budgets, to deliver care for people closer to their home, invest in local community services and drive improvements in patient outcomes and experience.