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Early Intervention in psychosis specialist training

A new Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) access and waiting time standard has been introduced for Early Intervention (EI) teams across England. Health Education England (HEE) has supported the introduction of this new standard by procuring relevant specialist training nationally, to provide mental health trusts with access to the necessary training needed to meet the new national standard. HEE has also supported the four regional preparedness programmes to procure additional training locally for EI teams within their regions.

From 1 April 2016, more than 50 per cent of people experiencing first episode psychosis will begin a NICE-approved package of care within two weeks of referral.

To support the delivery of NICE recommended care, many EI teams required training in Family Interventions (FI) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis (CBTp). The HEE procurement process for FI and CBTp is complete and EI teams began accessing training from an approved list of providers from January 2016. 

Find out more about workforce requirements for EI teams and the workforce calculator. 

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