The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has released an interim bulletin relating to the full investigation into the transition from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS). 

The HSIB was notified by a combined community and mental health Trust of an 18-year-old man who died by suicide shortly after transitioning from CAMHS to AMHS. The initial investigation identified possible issues regarding the transition process. The full investigation is focused on the transition pathway, the variation in commissioning and looking at other transitions from paediatrics to adult services. 

Interim bulletins are released to share further details of each investigation, including how it’s met HSIB criteria, the history of the event it relates to, the national context and any identified safety issues.

The HSIB launched its first full investigation in July this year, and is now carrying out nine full investigations.

Download the full interim bulletin here