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Early intervention in psychosis

What is the programme and its aims?
The aim of this programme is to support commissioners and providers in the region to ensure delivery of the targets linked to access, waiting times and recovery. Support will also be provided to increase understanding of local provision, models of service delivery and gaps in service provision.

Why is the programme required?
National 2013/14 data estimates that between 3-5% of the over 16s population in the East Midlands are likely to experience a psychotic disorder. Early intervention in psychosis services reduce the risk of suicide in young people with psychosis from 15 per cent to 1 per cent, and the risk of sectioning from 44 per cent to 23 per cent. National standards have been introduced to improve access to services and reduce the time to treatment.

Who are the partners?
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Mental health trusts
  • Acute trusts
  • Local authority organisations
  • Health Education East Midlands
  • East Midlands Academic Health Science Network
  • East Midlands Clinical Research Network (NIHR)
  • East Midlands NIHR CLAHRC
  • Public Health England East Midlands
  • East Midlands Leadership Academy
What’s next?
  • Support the commissioners of early intervention in psychosis services across the East Midlands to deliver services that meet the national standards.
  • Undertake a service mapping exercise and gap analysis to identify shortfalls in service provision against national guidance, and establish plans/actions.
Who to contact for further information?
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Network Senior Quality Improvement Manager