West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative

NHS-Led Provider Collaboratives are new regional partnerships of organisations that provide specialised mental health, learning disability and autism services.

These partnerships are being established across England as part of a national programme of work that sees the responsibility for the commissioning of specialised mental health services transfer from the NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) Specialised Commissioning team to the new regional provider collaboratives.

Our mission

Essentially, the commissioning of the CAMHS inpatient will now be local rather than national – representing a significant shift of responsibility and new opportunities for providers to work more closely on improving services and care for patients. Our mission is to:

  • Improve patient experience
  • Avoid readmission
  • Avoid young people having to be moved to a hospital that’s too far from home

There is an added emphasis of reinvesting in community and step-down services to improve the whole pathway and reduce reliance on the most specialised services.

Organisations we are working with

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are the Lead for the West Midlands Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Provider Collaborative (WMCPC).


Core Partners:

map of partners • Birmingham Women’s and Children’s
  NHS Foundation Trust (Lead Provider)

• North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare
  NHS Trust 

• Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health
  NHS Foundation Trust

• Black Country Healthcare NHS
  Foundation Trust

• Newbridge Schoen Clinic


System Partners / Providers:

• The Priory Group

• Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation

• Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS   Trust

• Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

•  Huntercombe

•  Cygnet Joyce Parker

•  Regis Healthcare

•  Elysium Healthcare

Tier 4 CAMHS Referral Coordination Hub

The West Midlands CAMHS Provider Collaborative (WMCPC) launched a new single point of access for CAMHS Tier 4 referrals in the region on 1st of November 2021. It is called the WMCPC Tier 4 Referrals Co-ordination Hub and operates 24/7, 7 days a week.


What has changed?

All referrals go directly to a single point to the WMCPC Tier 4 Referrals Co-ordination Hub 24/7 instead of the CAMHS gatekeepers. 


What is the referral criteria?

CAMHS admission criteria is in accordance with the NHSE Service Specifications for CAMHS Inpatient Units. Guidance can be found below:

tier-4-camhs-general-adolescent-service-specification-v3.pdf [pdf] 806KB

c11-sd-chld-adolescent-picu-serv-spec.pdf [pdf] 324KB


How to make a referral to the WMCPC CAMHS Tier 4 Referral Coordination Hub

The West Midlands Provider Collaborative operates a Single Point of Access for CAMHS Tier 4 referrals coordination and bed finding 24hrs, 7days a week and 365days a year. This is supported by an internal spoke operated by the Darwin Centre for local system knowledge.


The hub covers the following CCGs:

  • NHS Birmingham And Solihull CCG
  • NHS Coventry and Warwickshire CCG
  • NHS Black Country & West Birmingham CCG
  • NHS Herefordshire And Worcestershire CCG


The Darwin Centre covers the following CCGs:

  • NHS Shropshire & Telford and Wrekin CCG
  • NHS Stoke-On-Trent CCG
  • NHS Stafford And Surrounds CCG
  • NHS Cannock Chase CCG
  • NHS East Staffordshire CCG
  • NHS North Staffordshire CCG


The team can be contacted directly as below:


CAMHS Tier 4 Referral Co-ordination Hub

BWC. WestMidsreferralcoordinationhub@NHS.net

Phone: 0121 333 8840

Location: Parkview clinic, 60 Queensbridge Road, Birmingham, B13 8QE


The Darwin Centre (WMCPC CAMHS Tier 4 Referral Co-ordination Spoke)

Queens Road, Penkhull, ST4 7LF

Operating times- 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week 

Phone: 01782 275015


How to make a referral to the WMCPC CAMHS Tier 4 Referral Coordination Hub

Clinical Advisory Panel

What is the clinical advisory panel (CAP)?

CAP is a Multi-Disciplinary Team of clinicians who work with Children and Young People within a range of in-patient CAMHS and community settings across the West Midlands.


When does it happen?

The Panel meet weekly at 11.00-12.30 on a Wednesday via Microsoft teams.


How to book?

Please Contact the CAP Lead on 0121 333 8840


Clinical Advisory Panel Flyer.pdf [pdf] 470KB

Contact us and get involved

We are here to answer your questions and hear about your ideas for improvement to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services across the West Midlands.  

Email: bwc.wmcpc@nhs.net