Category Archives: General

Rethinking ‘Did not Attend’ appointments

Nottingham City Council, NHS Nottingham City CCG and the NCSCB have jointly commissioned a video animation to encourage practitioners to identify children as ‘Was Not Brought’ as opposed to ‘Did Not Attend’ when referring to them not being presented at medical appointments.

CAMHS Self-Referral Survey

At Nottinghamshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), the Single Point of Access Team are looking at the best way to offer self-referrals. We would like to get this right and offer it in way that works for Young People and their families, and we are therefore seeking your views.

It would be appreciated if you could please take a few minutes to complete the following short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SV7FFMS

Thank you

Harry’s Story

My brother Ben has learning disabilities. When I was younger I just had to watch out for Ben and make sure he didn’t hurt himself or break anything. Now Ben is getting older, bigger and heavier, I have to do more to help him. Dad works away from home and Mum has a bad arm so can’t lift Ben anymore. I have to get up early and help get Ben ready before going to school. Then, when I get home, I sit and play with Ben so he doesn’t get lonely. When it’s time for bed I help Ben get ready and lift him into bed. I love  Ben and enjoy spending time with him but it doesn’t give him much time to do the things I’d like to do.  Harry, aged 12.