Early intervention helping CWP patients

25 July 2016

Psychosis services at Cheshire and Wirral Partnership (CWP) are amongst the best in the country, according to a national report published earlier this month.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Audit, carried out by The Royal College of Psychiatrists College Centre for Quality Improvement, featured 54 health care providers who submitted data on 2,700 patients showing initial signs of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or severe depression.

CWP was rated as the fifth best NHS Trust in the country for allocating care and engaging with patients within two weeks of their first episode of psychosis.

Two out of three CWP patients displaying signs of psychosis are seen in less than two weeks, compared to just one in three nationally.

CWP was also named amongst the top five NHS Trusts for offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, physical health checks and physical health interventions to patients.

Dr Anushta Sivananthan, Medical Director at CWP, said:

“We are proud to offer a number of services across Cheshire and Wirral that successfully help many local people to manage their psychosis.

“Conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression can cause significant impact on sufferers and their loved ones if they are not identified and treated in their initial stages.

“We’re pleased that this latest audit shows how hard our staff work to care for patients with psychosis at the earliest possible opportunity.”

Psychosis is a mental health problem that causes people to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them. Symptoms include hallucinations and delusions.

If you think that you or someone you know may be suffering from a form of psychosis, please use our online 'Find Services' tool to find out more about mental health services in your area.

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