About NCAP


The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) aims to improve the quality of care that NHS mental health trusts in England and Health Boards in Wales provide to people with psychosis. Services are measured against criteria relating to the care and treatment they provide, so that the quality of care can be improved. The audit is commissioned by  the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) on behalf of NHS England and Improvement.

In the first year (2017/18) the audit looked at care being provided to people with psychosis by inpatient and outpatient services. From year two, the audit has focused on the quality of care provided by Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) teams. These are specialised services providing prompt assessment and evidence-based treatments to people with first-episode psychosis. Key performance areas include access to treatment, psychological interventions, prescribing practice and physical health screening and interventions.

The 2021/22 NCAP audit report was published in July 2022. 

We work with professional bodies, voluntary sector providers and campaigning organisations.

We comply with the CCQI ethical audit standards and don't require ethics approval or patient consent.

Partner organisations

We work with a number of partner organisations which represent key stakeholders in the audit:

Steering Group

Members from these organisations sat on the NCAP steering group.

The purpose of this group is to provide our project team with expertise from multiple backgrounds to plan, structure, carry out and interpret the results of the audit fully and without bias.

If you would like to get in touch, please email the NCAP team or phone us on 0208 618 4268.

  • Programme Manager - Aimee Morris
  • Deputy Programme Manager - Philippa Nunn
  • Project Officer - Konami Groves
  • Project Officer - Camila Pulliza
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