Please list all of the Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services your CCG commissions, and confirm whether the specification for the service(s) commissioned is NICE-concordant.
Calderdale CCG commissions one EIP service from South West Yorkshire Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust (SWYPFT). The service is not yet fully NICE-concordant, as the service currently has an identified gap in relation to the provision of CBT for psychosis and family therapies. Plans are in place to close this gap during 2016/17.
Please answer the following questions for each EIP service you commission.
1. What was the average investment per person accessing EIP in 2015/16?
The CCG does not hold this information at present. However, the service budget was £539k in 2015/16. There are currently 100 people on the caseload. There are approximately 45 new referrals to the service each month.
2. How much investment have you allocated for EIP in 2016/17?
The 2016/17 investment is £689k
3. What was the investment uplift for EIP services in 2016/17, in figures and as a percentage?
The additional investment is £150k, which represents an uplift of 28% on 2015/16 value.
4. How many people do you expect to provide EIP services to in 2016/17?
It is expected that the number of people accessing services with a first episode of psychosis will be similar to previous years i.e. 45 new referrals per month. A baseline figure will be calculated and introduced during 2016/17 in relation to the number of people who will receive services for ‘at risk mental states’ (ARMS).
5. What is the estimated investment per person accessing EIP in 2016/17?
The CCG does not hold this information at present. The budget for 2016/17 and the activity information for 2015/16 is provided above.
6. What age range have you commissioned EIP services for in 2016/17?
The services will be commissioned in line with the latest EIP guidance.
7. If any of your EIP providers are also commissioned to provide EIP services by another CCG, what arrangements are in place to coordinate investment decisions and ensure that NICE-concordant EIP services can be provided to all patients in your area?
The service provider (SWYPFT) for EIP is commissioned to provide services across 4 CCGs under a single contract arrangement. Regular commissioning and contract governance meetings take place to ensure a joint and coordinated approach to service development and contract management.