The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry Service is a specialist Tier 4 service offering consultation, assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adolescents unable to be managed at Tier 3.
Referrals are considered for severe and complex presentations of conditions such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Tourette Syndrome
- Complex Tic Disorders
In order to meet criteria, severe and complex presentations need to be associated with co-morbid mental health concerns and/or significant and pervasive behavioural difficulties.
In line with the referral criteria for Community CAMHS, the Neuropsychiatry Service accepts referrals for children and young people under the age of 18 years who are registered with an Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire GP.
Referrals may also be accepted for specifically commissioned pieces of work from other geographical locations.
Referring professionals are encouraged to discuss potential referrals with a member of the appropriate neuropsychiatry team should there be queries over eligibility.
The Neuropsychiatry Service offers input at three different levels:
- Indirect input for consultation, supervision and training
- Direct input for assessment only
- Direct input for therapeutic intervention
The service does not offer an emergency or crisis provision out of hours. Where urgent concerns exist, these should be managed via the duty clinician at Tier 3, as per the Community CAMHS referral criteria. Liaison takes place with the CAMHS Crisis Teams, should out of hours support be required.
To find out more, please visit our standalone site for young people in Oxfordshire.
If you are a GP or other healthcare professional, our secure nhs.net email address is Oxfordhealth.oxonCAMHSSPA@nhs.net
Maple House, The Slade, Horspath Driftway, Oxford OX3 7JH
Phone: 01865 902930
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Page last reviewed: 24 January, 2022