The National Clinical Audit of Psychosis (NCAP) aims to improve the quality of care that NHS Mental Health trusts provide to people with Psychosis.

Early intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services are measured against criteria relating to the care and treatment they provide, so that the quality of care can be improved.

The results for NCAP have now been reviewed and we are happy to announce that both the Barnet and Haringey EIP teams are now meeting the required level 3 standard. Enfield’s score was very close with a slight drop-off in one of the key areas which meant they went just below the standard.

Following the significant issues with data access due to CareNotes being offline during the year, Camden and Islington were unable to make a submission for this reporting period but will participate next year.

A new working group across the North London Partnership will be responsible for developing new ways of working to reduce variation across the 5 boroughs and consistently improve service user and carer outcomes and experience. The NCAP audit scores generally forms the basis for the work throughout the year in terms of maintaining the areas of good practice but also developing where there are gaps.


They group will aim to:

  1. Ensuring we are seeing and treating all new referrals within two weeks – this is known as the 60% Early Intervention in Psychosis Access Standard
  2. Ensuring the five Boroughs of the North London MH Partnership EIP Services achieve and maintain NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) outcome measures and interventions across a range of domains.
  3. Provide a forum for learning and sharing good practice.


For more information on NCAP please click here.