February 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has introduced a new quality standard on psychosis and schizophrenia. This sets out eight quality statements designed to improve the care of adults living with the disorders and includes one on access to Supported Employment. Currently, just 5-15 per cent of people with schizophrenia are in employment and so NICE recommends that adults with psychosis or schizophrenia who wish to find or return to work are offered supported employment programmes.