What's New in Tools

Child Health Clinical Indicator Summaries

17 December 2015
These summaries present children and young people’s health and healthcare data for each of the 12 strategic clinical network (SCN) areas to help identify priorities, benchmark and track progress and outcomes.

Mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers: needs assessment report

9 December 2015
Our new needs assessment report brings together data and evidence on mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers. Available for local authorities and CCGs.

Continence in children

5 October 2015
We’ve updated our Needs Assessment Report about continence in children and young people with the latest data for local authorities and CCGs. This is one of a series of popular reports which help you undertake local needs assessments as part of children’s and young people’s planning and joint strategic needs assessments.

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2015

21 September 2015
We bring together over 60 indicators relating to the care of mothers, babies, children and young people to support the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare in highlighting and tackling unwarranted variation in healthcare and health outcomes.

Improving services for children

26 August 2015
We’ve updated the Disease Management Information Tool (DMIT) and incorporated it into our new Improving Services Toolkit: children with long-term conditions. The toolkit examines emergency hospital admissions for children because of asthma, diabetes or epilepsy.

Service Snapshot and Needs Assessment Report – CAMHS

20 July 2015
We’ve updated these reports with the latest available data for local authorities and CCGs. You can generate reports for your local area showing evidence-based information on prevalence and risk factors affecting children and the provision of services.

New CAMHS Modelling Tool now available

4 July 2015
The CAMHS Modelling Tool helps NHS commissioners and local authority partners to plan and improve child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in their area.

Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool

Planning for the workforce required in order to meet the mental health and psychological well-being needs of children and young people.

The National CAMHS Workforce Programme has worked with ChiMat to develop the web based Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool. It has been piloted with Children's Trusts and CAMHS Partnerships across England.

Use the tool to support your local workforce planning process:

  • Create a workforce plan for your area by completing the workforce planning template. This template guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning.

  • Engage partners and gain their input and advice as an integral part of the planning process, with help from the training modules.

  • Collect and analyse data and build capacity and capability to plan your workforce amongst provider and commissioner organisations. The data workbook and audit tools will help you to do this.

  • Learn from others' experience by looking at a model plan as well as examples which have been developed by the pilot sites.

Carrying out integrated workforce planning at all levels of an organisation is essential in influencing the shape of the future workforce and the delivery of services to children and young people. This tool is designed to strengthen workforce planning capacity and capability across organisations and build the confidence of those involved in workforce planning.

The workforce planning template guides you through the stages of integrated workforce planning represented in the diagram below.

To find more guides and techniques to support the development of your CAMHS workforce use our Workforce Hub.

Diagram: Integrated workforce planning process

Workforce planning diagram

Workforce planning diagram: Nixon, B., (2006) Delivering workforce capacity, capability and sustainability in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)

The Comprehensive CAMHS Integrated Workforce Planning Tool is one of several integrated initiatives within the former National CAMHS Workforce Programme. For more details contact Barry Nixon at barry.nixon@cmecic.org.


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