National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP)

Supplier info

Name: Aimee Morris
Org: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)
Phone: 0208 618 4049
Website: RCPsych

HQIP contact

Natalia Plejic

Programme overview

Schizophrenia affects almost 300,000 people in the UK. The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis will focus on key concerns about the treatment of people with severe mental illness including:

  • access to services;
  • delivery of evidence-based pharmacological and psychological therapies;
  • quality of physical health care; and
  • social exclusion.

The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis aims to increase the quality of care that NHS mental health Trusts in England and Health Boards in Wales provide to people with psychosis.

This builds on the HQIP-commissioned National Audit of Schizophrenia (NAS) (2011-15) and the Early Interventions in Psychosis project (2015-16), both delivered by the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Additional information on all HQIP-commissioned projects is available on the NHS Trusts page, which includes the recommendations repository, infographics compendium, 9 month publication schedule, impact report, and National Clinical Audit and Enquiries Directory. For further information about this project, please contact the project team directly using the contact details listed in the ‘Supplier Info’ section above.

Outputs due 2021-22

  • National Clinical Audit of Psychosis: Physical Health and Employment Spotlight Report  (National ref 306)  – publicly available
    Date of publication: 09.12.2021

The schedule for NCAPOP reports is subject to alterations as the health system prioritises activity relating to the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports will be published as soon as possible. Please note that all publication schedules are indicative and subject to change. For the 9 month publication schedule please visit our NCAPOP 9 month publication schedule webpage

Accessing data

Data collected on behalf of HQIP by all NCAPOP projects is routinely reported and these reports are available in the ‘Latest resources’ section. The reported data is also placed on the website.

For details of how to apply for data that is not in the public domain, please see HQIP’s data access webpages.

Details of the contracts that HQIP awards are available at:

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