EIP teams in England completed our self-assessment in 2016/17 and 2017/18.

We measured services against key recommendations in Implementing the Early Intervention in Psychosis Access and Waiting Time Standard (2016 PDF).

We measured three main areas: 

Timely access

At least half of people with first episode psychosis should start treatment within two  weeks of referral.

Effective treatment

People should have treatments for psychosis which are evidence-based and recommended by NICE.

Outcome measures

Services should use at least two of these tools routinely to measure how effective treatment is: HoNOS/HoNOSCa, DIALOG or QPR.

In 2017/18, we also measured how many people had a full physical health assessment and interventions for the Physical Health of People with Severe Mental Illness CQUIN (Indicator 3a). 

We sent all participating teams their reports directly. 

If you haven’t received yours, please contact the EIPN Team

Please note, we aren’t publishing any national data, except national averages included in teams’ reports.


We will not be collecting an EIP self-assessment in 2018/19. Instead, the National Clinical Audit for Psychosis programme will run an EIP Spotlight Audit, which will cover similar areas.

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