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Service user interview panels for recruitment to UK child and adolescent mental health services: A questionnaire study exploring the experiences of young people, staff and candidates

Allan, Sophie M, Travers-Hill, Emma (2019) Service user interview panels for recruitment to UK child and adolescent mental health services: A questionnaire study exploring the experiences of young people, staff and candidates. Patient Experience Journal, 6 (3). pp. 50-54. ISSN 2372-0247. (doi:10.35680/2372-0247.1360) (KAR id:89276)

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Abstract

Service user involvement is increasingly important in health and social care policy, including in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), but evidence evaluating involvement initiatives is lacking. This questionnaire study evaluated the use of young people’s (YP) interview panels in the recruitment of CAMHS staff, from the perspectives of YP, candidates and members of the staff interview panels. Self-report questionnaires were administered to YP, candidates and staff interview panel. This included quantitative and qualitative “free text” responses. YP’s panels were found to be important in hearing the voices of YP; participants all stated they would like YP to take part in future interviews. Qualitative analysis found YP provided added insight into the process, had a professional manner, were valued and important, gave clear feedback, and benefitted the YP involved. A number of changes to the process were identified. This evaluation found YP’s interview panels were feasible, and a valuable addition to the recruitment process, and should be considered in other CAMHS teams.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.35680/2372-0247.1360
Uncontrolled keywords: CAMHS, healthcare, interviews, involvement, National Health Service, participation, patient engagement, recruitment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Emma Travers-Hill
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 14:06 UTC
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 15:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/89276 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Travers-Hill, Emma: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7589-4043
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