Northumberland, Tyne and Wear (NTW) and North Durham set out its ambitions for developing its health services, including mental health services, in its draft Sustainability and Transformation Plan in 2016. This is available at:
The plan includes an ambition to reduce demand for secondary and tertiary children and young people’s services, and to increase the percentage of children and young people with a diagnosable mental health condition that receive community health services.
We are advised by Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group that improvements to mental health services for children and young people (CYP) are being made, including improved pathways for CYP with neuro developmental disorders, enhanced community mental health, eating disorders and intensive community treatment services.
In addition, in June 2017, NTW submitted a proposal to NHS England to become a New Model of Care Wave 2 pilot site for Tier 4 Children and Young People’s Services across Mental Health and Learning Disability services. This proposal was successfully approved and commenced in October 2017.