Recognition for Shropshire’s brilliant Early Intervention in Psychosis team
Staff working in Shropshire’s Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) team are celebrating becoming the first EIP service nationally to be accredited by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The Early Intervention in Psychosis Pathway supports people aged between 14-65 and their families/carers, who are experiencing – or at risk of experiencing – their first episode of psychosis.
To reduce the number of hospital admissions and promote recovery, the team provides early treatment that may include medication, talking therapies, and employment or education support.
The accreditation process included both self and peer reviews before consideration by the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Accreditation Committee.
Cathy Riley, said “This is a real achievement by the team who have worked exceptionally hard to meet all the accreditation criteria. It is very well deserved.”
Holly Ward at the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury wins Gold Award
Holly Ward at the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury, which provides inpatient mental health services primarily for patients aged over 65, recently became the first of MPFT’s inpatient mental health wards to achieve a Gold standard Quality Award.
The Gold Award was presented by Chief Executive, Neil Carr, after the team successfully evidenced its work to continuously improve the service offer and quality within their area.
Ward Manager, Sharon Madden, said: “Receiving the Gold Quality Award has provided a real boost to the team, as we have collectively been recognised for all of the dedication that we give to our client group. We are very proud to have been acknowledged as the first inpatient mental health services ward within MPFT services to achieve this.”