National Clinical Audit of Psychosis: Employment spotlight audit report 2021

Reports | Published: 09 Dec 2021

The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP), which aims to improve the quality of care that NHS mental health trusts in England and Health Boards in Wales provide to people with psychosis, has published its employment spotlight audit report for 2021.

Based on data from 4,935 patients with a current diagnosis of psychosis, the report presents national and organisation-level findings on employment support offered to people with psychosis seen by adult community mental health services across England and Wales.

Overall, the report found that 85% of people with psychosis had their employment status documented in their case notes, and where recorded, 8% were in paid work. Other key findings include:

  • 63% who were unemployed were recorded as not seeking work
  • 17% of people who did not want to pursue education, training or work had documented evidence of being offered support to get involved in other activities
  • Of those who were unemployed and seeking work, 43% were offered employment support, of which 2% were specifically offered Individual Placement and Support (IPS).

The report goes on to make a number of recommendations, including a call for commissioners, providers and mental health services to ensure that IPS is available for and offered to people with psychosis, and that there is equity in access, experience and outcome for those who are unemployed.

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National Clinical Audit of Psychosis: Employment spotlight audit report 2021