15th January 2016. We are delighted to announce that NHS England South has awarded The Huntercombe Group (THG ) and Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) with a partnership / joint contract to provide Tier 4 CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) in the NHS Riverside CAMHS Unit in Bristol. This unique partnership between the NHS and Huntercombe will mean that AWP and THG can continue to support the integration of CAMHS services across hospital and community settings in the area.
AWP NHS Trust already provides a wide range of mental health services in the local community and is a member of the consortium selected as preferred bidder for the children’s services across the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire regions.
The Riverside Adolescent Unit is a dedicated service for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who need intensive help with a range of severe mental health problems. Individuals from Huntercombe will bring specific CAMHS Tier 4 clinical and operational expertise to this partnership, to support AWP and the current Riverside team. The staff at Riverside will transfer to AWP and therefore remain employed by the NHS.
Valerie Michie, Chief Executive of The Huntercombe Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been selected by NHS England to work in close partnership with AWP and the team at Riverside. We look forward to contributing specialist expertise, supporting the Trust in building on the great work that has already been done to benefit patients throughout the region. This is another example of the terrific work all my THG colleagues do to deliver high quality patient care at Huntercombe being recognised.”
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