South Region Early Intervention in Psychosis Programme
Psychosis is a common illness which can derail a person’s life trajectory leading to long term mental and physical disability. Evidence shows that the early identification and swift effective intervention leads to reduced pain to the individual and their family, better long term outcomes and lower costs to the health service and wider economy.
The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) standard was introduced on 1st April 2016 to ensure:
1. A maximum wait of two weeks from referral to treatment;
2. Treatment delivered in accordance with NICE guidelines for psychosis and schizophrenia.
The Early Intervention in Psychosis standards have been summarised into Postcards
We have been supporting commissioners and providers towards achieving the standards.
- Our 2015-16 baseline regional report is viewable via this link: 2015-16 South Region EIP Programme Report
- The 2016-17 South Region EIP Annual Report is viewable here: South EIP Programme Annual Report 2016-17
- The Annual Report for 2017-18 is available here: South EIP Programme Annual Report 2017-18
- The annual report for 2018-19 has been reviewed and is now available here: South EIP Annual Report 2018-19
- The latest 2019-20 South EIP Annual Report has now been published and can be accessed here: South EIP Annual Report 2019-20 Final and a summary of key findings can be accessed via this poster: South EIP Key Findings 2019-20 Poster
Over the coming year, we will use our collective experience and expertise to achieve our key objective which is to:
Develop EIP services so that people with first episode psychosis are able to access NICE recommended treatments within 14 days of referral.
We are here to help
Our ambition is to hasten the readiness of the region to deliver the above new standard for first episode psychosis. Our programme combines professional and public engagement to enable development of the region’s Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services for better outcomes.
Our message is simple: treatment can be effective when it is evidence based – the earlier, the better.
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