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Seashell
Would like to move CAMHS from one health authority to another. Is it possible?
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tina72
You have asked that question 2 times, maybe you can delete one because you will get answers on both and that might be chaotic.
I don´t know if you can move CAMHS, Eva Musby will know that I think. Maybe send her a mail?
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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scaredmom
Seashell,
I am sure someone from the UK will be around soon to answer that. Hold on...
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Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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Foodsupport_AUS
Not in the UK, and I am sure some will answer, however when others have posted about this in the past the answer is no. You are within a certain area health authority. I understand that CAMHS themselves can refer to other areas if there is special expertise that is needed.
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13.5. Weight restored July 2012. Relapse and now clawing our way back. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
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yellowcaty
I’m almost sure that you can’t. I think if you could there would be lots of people trying. As great as the NHS is, unfortunately it is a postcode lottery. We were incredibly lucky with our CAMHS. X
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Caz
Pretty sure you can't though I've wished a thousand times over the last few months that there was choice in the NHS (and I'm in the London area where there should be plenty of resources).

Would there be an option to change the clinician e.g. psychologist, within the same setting?
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melstevUK
Hi Seashell.

In general - no, this won't be allowed.  It is one of the things more people should protest about because this is one area where this absolutely no parity between mental health and physical health.  If you wanted a hip operation, for example, you have some choice and could be referred out of area.  With mental health there is no such luxury.
What may be worth doing is asking to see a different psychiatrist - I think psychiatrists often have different clinicians, e.g nurses who work with them so if you are unhappy with your d's present team, it may be worth asking to see another psychiatrist.  You do have this right, I believe.  
If there was another diagnosis - e.g. borderline personality disorder, and you disagreed with that diagnosis - I believe you could request a second opinion from another health authority.  In general you are stuck with your local services and as we know, this is qutie a postcode lottery.
Scotland and England have different health systems but in general the arrangements are the same in terms of patient rights.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt.
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