An evaluation of the implementation of the Psychosis Pathway (the journey through services a patient with psychosis will take). The pathway is being evaluated amongst patients, carers and staff who may attend a focus group or complete a 15 minute survey.
What is involved?
Clinical staff will be invited to participate in an anonymised survey following implementation of the pathway to collect baseline data and also at a 12-month follow-up stage to identify the impact of the pathway.
Service User Survey - every patient that is accepted by the mental health EIP (early intervention in psychosis) teams in Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust from 1st June 2015 will be invited to take part in a survey on their experience of the pathway.
Focus group with staff, carers and users to measure experiences of participants–if been through intervention; Staff-workload and perceived barriers to implementation, perception for patients.
All first episode psychosis mental health service users and carers who are accepted by the mental health services in Southern health NHS foundation trust (SHFT) and are 18 years or older.
Able to give informed consent.
Able to speak and understand English.
All staff who are involved in providing care for patients with psychosis.
If you are a service user with Psychosis of a carer of someone with psychosis and are interested in being involved please contact Marek Czeladzki on M.Czeladzki@.nhs.net or phone 02380 475943.
Alongside TRIUMPH, the implementation of the psychosis pathway is monitored through an audit to ensure that every patient with psychosis receives gold standard treatment.
This audit aims to identify whether clients with psychosis are offered prompt referral to services and evidence-based treatments within a timely manner. Looking at this data allows us to evaluate current practice and to make improvements to achieve the national access and waiting standard for psychosis: more than 50% of people with first episode psychosis treated with NICE approved care packages within two weeks, by April 2016. Find out more...