Closing the Gap: Shared Decision Making

Closing the Gap operates across four UK CAMHS sites to examine best practice for shared decision making by considering different ways of developing services.

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Setting: Four CAMHS were selected to be part of the learning collaborative. They were chosen because they were already involved in innovative practice on Shared Decision Making.

Children and families in these sites were given accessible information about the evidence for different treatments and encouraged to become active collaborators in treatment choices.

Progress in treatment was continually reviewed and monitored against agreed goals and treatment options collectively agreed.

User group: Aimed at commissioners, service providers and users and is in collaboration with CORC and YoungMinds

Aim: To transform the dynamic between service users and their practitioners in CAMHS, drawing upon “Shared Decision Making” as a conceptual framework for empowering children and young people to play an active part in decisions about their care.