CAMHS Independent Review: Isle of Wight CCG


Clarity was appointed by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCG Partnership to undertake an independent review of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) provided by the Isle of Wight NHS Trust. The purpose of the review was to provide a greater understanding of the level of service delivered; volume; activity; value for money and service quality. 


Clarity had previously been commissioned by the CCG Partnership to undertake an independent demand and capacity review of the Hampshire CAMHS provided by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.


  • Fieldwork with the service, including interviews with a wide range of stakeholders, observations of practice and review of data, reports, policies, and procedures. 

  • Mapping the journey of the child or young person through the service, including access points; referral and eligibility criteria; assessment process, treatment, and review.

  • Review of demand and capacity management within the service, workforce model, performance and activity, and value for money.

  • Assessment of service quality, covering safeguarding, learning, themes from incidents, and service user feedback.

  • Assessment against clinical best practice such as NICE guidelines, professional body standards, NHS benchmarking, and other service models.


  • Report completed with 16 recommendations covering both the tier 3 CAMHS and the wider system supporting children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing on the Isle of Wight.

  • In supporting the development of commissioning intentions, the CCG Partnership was able to achieve a greater understanding of the strengths and challenges for the service, unmet needs, and service gaps.