Resources for audit

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NCAP was commissioned a contract variation to run a second Bespoke Audit in 2024. The NCAP EIP Bespoke Data Audit 2024 will function very similarly to the 2023 audit and will again focus on only those data items related to the scoring matrix. The purpose of this is to continue to demonstrate performance against the NHS Long Term Plan whilst the routine data becomes of good enough quality.


Wales and Ireland

Online audit platform guidance

The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) was awarded a new contract running from August 2022 to July 2025. The new programme will utilise routine data (e.g. MHSDS in England) from EIP services and performance against key measures will be made available more frequently via an online dashboard.

The audit is currently in its development year and a small pilot study was conducted in 2023. The first round of data collected using this new methodology will be made available in 2024 and an Annual State of the Nations report will also be produced.

2024 Routine Audit

Pilot Audit

The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) was commissioned to conduct an audit which collects a reduced bespoke dataset in 2023. The audit will predominantly collect data that focuses on the questions used to calculate the scores associated with the scoring matrix to ensure that NHS England and Improvement can continue to evidence performance against the NHS Long Term Plan (LTP) whilst the 2024 EIP audit using routine data is in development.


Ireland and Wales

The National Audit of Schizophrenia (NAS) ran for two rounds of audit, 2011-2012 and 2013-14. For further information, please head to the NAS website page.

The Lester Positive Cardiometabolic Health Resource provides practitioners with a simple assessment and intervention framework to protect the cardiovascular and metabolic health of patients with severe mental illness receiving antipsychotic medication.

Adapted for UK use from an original Australian resource, in a process led by the late Professor Helen Lester, this resource has been produced through collaboration between the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners and of Psychiatrists, supported by NCAP.

The Lester resource was further updated in 2023 with NHS England to reflect important changes to the NICE guidance on assessing and managing cardiovascular risk (NICE CG181).

Download the Positive Cardiometabolic Health Resource

Improving the physical health of people with serious mental illness – a practical toolkit

Between 2014 and 2016, NHS England worked with staff and patients in four mental health trusts to improve cardiovascular (CVD) health outcomes and reduce premature mortality in people with serious mental illness. CVD is the biggest cause of premature death in this patient group.

This toolkit is designed to help other mental health trusts implement the Lester tool, using a combination of detailed case studies, short examples and supporting documents provided by each pilot site.

The toolkit is based on an earlier version of the Lester tool. However, much of it is transferable to the 2023 update.

Download the toolkit

Data tables for all NCAP audits - Casenote audit data by participating Trusts/Health Boards.

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