Analysis of Inpatient Admission and Use of Mental Health Act in Relation to Ethnicity and Substance Misuse in a Cohort of Patients with First Episode Psychosis in London

Poster C29, Saturday, October 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Le Baron

Vincenzo Giordano1, Charles Cole1,3, Michael Jeggo1, Caroline Methuen1,2, Helen McColl1; 1East London NHS Foundation Trust, 2Queen Mary University, London, 3University College London

NHS England have recently invested in Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) services and set new access and waiting time standards. With this investment there is now increased focus on evaluation of data collected by EIP services. Hackney, East London has one of the highest rates of new cases of psychosis in England. Its population is relatively young and culturally diverse, with significant “Other White”, Black and Turkish communities. There are high rates of hospital admissions for mental health. In this study we investigated the relation between ethnicity, comorbid substance misuse, inpatient admissions and use of the Mental Health in a large cohort of patients with First Episode Psychosis. In order to evaluate EIP services a computerised assessment package (MiData) was developed, which was simplified for clinician use (Midata 2). Key areas of Midata 2 include socio-demographic data, pathways to care, duration of untreated psychosis, substance misuse. Using this tool data on 155 patients of the Hackney EIP service was collected over a 3 year period at baseline and then yearly as well as on discharge. Data was analysed using SPSS statistical software and regression analysis was the chosen statistical method of calculation. Final data, results and conclusions will be presented and discussed.

Topic Area: Service System Development and Reform

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