Psychosis and Schizophrenia in Adults (QS80)

 In Mental Health, NICE guidelines

Covers the treatment and management of psychosis and schizophrenia in adults (18yrs+) with onset before the age of 60yrs in primary, secondary and community care.

Services should be commissioned from and co-ordinated across the whole psychosis and schizophrenia care pathway. A person-centred, integrated approach to providing services is fundamental to delivering high quality care in this area.

QS80 is expected to contribute to improving the following outcomes:

  • premature mortality
  • employment & vocational rates
  • hospital admissions
  • referral to crisis resolution and home treatment teams
  • service user experience of mental health services
  • detention rates under the Mental Health Act.

www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs80

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