University of Nottingham Division of Psychiatry & Institute of Mental Health have completed their research study on child and adolescent mental health in Primary Care.

Based on parents’ experiences, the generated Quality Standards to assess mental healthcare for children and adolescents seen within primary care services provide a measure that can be used at the individual clinician or practice level. These Quality Standards could be used to improve the quality of care for child and adolescent mental health problems within primary care.

Having participated in the research, Kapil Sayal Clinical Reader in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Division of Psychiatry & Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, thanked SAPHNA members.

"Thank you very much for your very helpful contribution to this study. Your scores and comments on the parent-suggested preliminary Quality Standards and Indicators helped to determine the final Quality Standards. Please find attached the open access article that describes the development of these Quality Standards including the list of the final 10 Quality Standards where there was consensus across all the panel," he said.

"Your contribution has helped to ensure that we have obtained a representative and comprehensive range of opinions and views held by the experts in the field. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information."
 Read the full research article here.