This release by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) provides a quarterly update, as at 31 December 2019, on the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) workforce staff in post and staff vacancies.
Figures are presented as headcount (actual numbers of staff) and whole time equivalent (WTE), which adjusts the figures to take account of part-time working.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provide essential assessment, care and treatment of children and young people (and their parents/carers) who are experiencing serious mental health problems. They also have an important role in supporting the mental health capability of the wider network of children’s services. The delivery of good quality CAMHS services depends upon adequate numbers of staff being recruited and retained across NHSScotland.
The next release of this publication will be 2 June 2020.