Early Intervention in Psychosis

[Project Status: Ongoing]

Project Summary

This project has aimed to investigate inequalities in the implementation of psychological interventions in Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services. The data from three years of the National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) spotlight reports have been utilised to analyse the differences in receipt to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp) and family intervention across a range of ethnic groups. The data has will also been analysed according to Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) teams and trusts. The study has had two main objectives:
i) to examine the association between ethnicity and receipt of CBTp and family intervention; and
ii) to investigate the role of individual-level factors, i.e. age, gender, and employment, in the association between ethnicity and receipt of CBTp.


The EIP project has been extended to include the investigation of other NICE mandated interventions, including physical health screening and the receipt of the antipsychotic clozapine.