Early Intervention in Psychosis

Service expansion with recruitment opportunities

Over the past 15 years, since they were widely introduced across the UK, EIP services have become established as one of the most effective, popular and innovative service models in mental health care.

Few services can match EIP for clinical and economic outcomes: substantial clinical evidence and service user preference has lead EIP to become the recommended approach to first episodes of psychosis, backed by such organisations as NICE, NHSE and the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Through individually-focused treatment for health and social needs EIP services have been shown to maximize recovery, reducing the need for service users to be admitted to hospital under sections of the Mental Health ACT, improve employment and education prospects, reduce suicide and homicide rates, support better physical health and offer better experiences of care, all the while reducing the costs of care over three years.

In April 2016 the first Access and Waiting Times Standards were introduced for mental health, which included a large focus on people experiencing a First Episode of Psychosis (FEP).

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust have been one of the highest profile and most active providers with regards to the introduction and delivery of this standard with sole representation in the London EIP programme to introduce the standard, supporting providers and Commissioners across London, representation at regional and national level in clinical advisory groups, and have made a large contribution to specific guidance, tools and resources for all EIP services in the country.

The role of BEH staff in EIP in London and throughout the country is planned to continue for the foreseeable future, as well as having representation in such organisaitons as NICE and the CQC.

In order to continue to meet the components of the Access and Waiting Times Standard, BEH and commissioners in the three boroughs have made a significant commitment and investment to expand the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services. We are delighted to have the opportunity to recruit staff in the exciting expansion of EIP services across the multi disciplinary spectrum; including psychology medical staffing, nursing, social work, Occupational Therapy and specialist trained postgraduate workers. We have a number of vacancies in our EIP services. This is a not to be missed opportunity!

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