Birmingham trusts plan new partnership to fix CAMHS

Article from HSJ, 28 February 2018

Child mental health services in Birmingham and Solihull are set to be redesigned for the second time in two years, in another bid to remove unnecessary fragmentation in the system.

On Wednesday, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust will vote on a memorandum of understanding with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s FT to create a new shared child and adolescent mental health services across the region.

Under the agreement, the trusts will agree to share the management of the service via a joint task force, with representatives of both organisations and commissioners.

The MOU has been published in Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health FT’s board papers ahead of the vote.