Child and adolescent mental health services examined

21 November 2017

The Health Committee hears from experts, officials and representatives of child and adolescent mental health charities at a single evidence session on Tuesday 21 November.

Funding and action

The focus of the session will be, given that funding and action on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) have been promised, how do we know whether they are being delivered, and how do we know whether the funding and other action are being appropriately targetted?

The session follows the recent publication of reports on CAMHS by the Children’s Commissioner for England and by the Care Quality Commission.


Tuesday 21 November, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Anne Longfield, Children’s Commissioner for England
  • Paul Lelliott, Deputy Chief Inspector with lead responsibility for Mental Health, Care Quality Commission
  • Professor Ursula Gallagher, Deputy Chief Inspector of General Practice (London) and Children’s Health & Justice, Care Quality Commission

At 3.15pm

  • Sarah Brennan OBE, Chief Executive, YoungMinds
  • James Kenrick, Chief Executive, Youth Access
  • Prof Miranda Wolpert, Director of the Evidence Based Practice Unit, University College London, Director of Innovation, Evaluation and Dissemination, the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, and Director of the Child Outcomes Research Consortium

At 4.00pm

  • Jackie Doyle-Price, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health
  • Jonathan Marron, Director General, Community Care, Department of Health
  • Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director
  • Tim Kendall, Mental Health National Clinical Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Chris Roebuck, Head of Profession for Statistics, NHS Digital 

Written submissions received from those giving oral evidence and from a small number of others will be published shortly.

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