Implementing i-THRIVE in North East London Foundation Trust

The Health Foundation, Scaling Up Improvement project

This project is part of the Health Foundation’s Scaling Up Improvement programme. The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK.

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In this project the core set of THRIVE principles will be translated into a model of care across four localities in NELFT CAMHS teams; Barking and Dagenham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Havering. Implementation will be achieved using the evidence-based approach to implementation set out in i-THRIVE. This project was completed in September 2018.

This project will establish what works well with regards to scaling up i-THRIVE into different localities and what the barriers to disseminating the model are. It will also determine whether the expected benefits of i-THRIVE can be translated to different CAMHS services and its cost effectiveness.

Expected improvements as a result of delivering i-THRIVE in NELFT include better access to care and reduced waiting times. It is expected that effectively identifying the preferences of children and young people will lead to more effective signposting, adherence to treatment and better patient experience. Engagement with services will also improve as children and young people will be involved in co-designing their services and care, and participate in peer-support networks.

This project is delivered in partnership with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and North East London Foundation Trust. The University of Roehampton is undertaking the project evaluation.

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