CReST is a demand and capacity tool originally developed for Children and Young People's Mental Health however has potential uses and applications across the wider mental health, learning disability and autism sector.  

NHS England and NHS Improvement have developed CReST to support with the planning and commissioning of NHS services. Through inputting some basic information, CReST enables systems to review how available capacity serves the demand on the service.

This straightforward approach to demand and capacity modelling makes the concept accessible to everyone. The outputs can be utilised in many different areas, including supporting operational planning, improvement in waiting times and developing new service pathways.

One of the many benefits of CReST will be the ability to combine the modelling of both community and inpatient services, providing opportunities for all system stakeholders to collaboratively share and consider the provision across their population.

Introduction to CReST - Kathryn Pugh

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NHS England and NHS Improvement have commissioned NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit, experts in mental health and health data, to produce this resource for the benefits of patients and the NHS.
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