The NMHIN is pleased to announce the publication today of the Psychosis Data Report: Describing variation in numbers of people with psychosis and their access to care in England, which can be accessed from the network’s website. In addition to the report, they have also published its accompanying data in excel. To give you an overview of the report, its purpose and key messages they have provided some information below:

What is psychosis?
Psychosis is a mental health condition which most often starts in later adolescence and early adult years and is characterised by hallucinations, delusions and a disturbed relationship with reality. It is associated with diagnoses of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression.

What does the report seek to do?
This report presents data for a range of indicators across the psychosis care pathway and describes their variation across England, by LA or CCG. In particular it highlights:

  • variation in numbers of people with psychosis
  • variation in access to a range of care and support interventions for people with psychosis
  • gaps in routine data relating to psychosis
  • quality issues with current data relating to psychosis
  • that there is new data collection and new data that will enhance our understanding of the care provided for people with psychosis

Who is this report for?

  • At a local level it is for public health, service planners, commissioners and providers, and advocacy groups.
  • At a national level this report is for policy makers, professional bodies and patient voice organisations.

How would we like the report to be used?

NMHIN would like those involved in the local planning and provision of care for people with or at risk of psychosis to use the data contained in this report to help ensure that services provided are evidence based and in line with need, and to plan to address any identified gaps. The report also seeks to encourage continued improvement in the collection and reporting of data on psychosis which can help provide a sound basis for planning and providing that care.

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