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Network summary

Vision

The vision of the Early Intervention in Psychosis Clinical Network is to consistently provide appropriate, NICE recommended treatments as soon as possible to anyone who experiences, or is at risk of experiencing, a first episode psychosis so that they receive the best chance to recover to enjoy brighter futures and better lives.

Aims

There is strong existing evidence that the early identification of psychosis and swift effective intervention leads to reduced morbidity, better long term outcomes and lower costs to the health service and wider economy.

The Early Intervention in Psychosis Network aims to ensure that anyone experiencing a first episode psychosis receives relevant NICE concordant treatment within two weeks following an initial referral and assessment.

The Network aims to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with psychosis; to keep them within the community and reduce the chances of re-admission.

The Network aims to monitor and reduce the time that psychosis is untreated, to a maximum of three months, across the Oxford AHSN region.

We engage with individuals, and those who support and care for them, to find the most appropriate way forward to aid recovery at what can be a difficult time.

We welcome ideas and innovations from all stakeholders, including clients with experience of using early intervention services, which enable us to spread best practice and share learning across the Oxford AHSN region.

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