National Clinical Audit of Psychosis: Early Intervention in Psychosis Audit Report (England)

Reports | Published: 14 Jul 2022

The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) has published its Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) audit 2021/22 report for England. Based on data from 10,557 casenotes submitted by 54 Trusts in England, it presents national and organisation-level findings on services provided to people with first-episode psychosis (FEP).

The report commends teams for maintaining EIP service delivery at a high level in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It found that 66% of teams had an increase in staff in the past year. Other key findings include:

  • 80% of people with first episode psychosis (FEP) received all seven physical health screens, a 10% increase from the previous audit
  • 71% of people with FEP received all relevant interventions for their physical health, a 10% increase from the previous audit
  • For children and young people, improvements were found in relation to clozapine prescribing, physical health screening and interventions, and carer focused education and support programmes.

The report also looked at the disparities in EIP care between different groups of people with FEP to highlight inequalities. As such, it recommends that all Trusts review the Mental Health Inequalities Strategy alongside local and national data, develop a strategy to identify and address mental health inequalities that influence access to or uptake of interventions for people with first episode psychosis (FEP), and work with commissioners and regional networks to ensure equitable access, experience, and outcomes.

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National Clinical Audit of Psychosis: Early Intervention in Psychosis Audit Report (England)