A Population Prediction Tool for Commissioners and Providers of Early Intervention Services

East of EnglandGeneric Health Relevance
Published Date: 1 May 2016

"Psymaptic"

What?

PsyMaptic is a freely available online tool to help guide commissioning of early intervention services (EIS) in the NHS for people suffering with a first episode of psychotic illnesses.

Why?

Early Intervention services are being re-commissioned throughout England. PsyMaptic is helping healthcare planners, commissioners and other key stakeholders to plan and commission services based on valid and reliable data.

How?

Research findings on the epidemiology and heterogeneity in the incidence of psychotic disorders were translated into the tool, and have been included in new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).