The Autism Teaching Company - Summer 2019 Bulletin (click here).
Collaborative Neurodevelopmental Pathway for children aged 5-18 years
Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) team in Buckinghamshire is collaborating with the community paediatrics team at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to deliver a new way to access support services for five to 18-year-olds.
Called the Neurodevelopmental Pathway, it means there is now a single point of access (SPA) for assessments and treatment.
The aim is to ensure that children and young people with neurodevelopmental concerns are seen by the most appropriate professional in a timely manner.
Neurodevelopment disorders can affect emotion, learning ability, self-control and memory and can unfold as an individual develops and grows.
Referrals, such as Autism and ADHD, will be accepted from primary care professional, schools and parents.
- Self-Referrals should be submitted via the secure online Single Point of Access (SPA) CAMHS referral form
- CAMHS professionals via NeuroCollaborativeService@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk
- GPs and primary care are to be submitted via the Single Point of Access Pathway using the existing SPA CAMHS referral form or by a detailed referral letter.
Referrals for under 5s should still be directed to Community Paediatrics teams with the appropriate supporting paperwork.
Please call SPA on 01865 901951 for further information or support.