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Evidence has shown that the first treatments for mental health disorders to be given a mandatory timescale of access is drastically improving outcomes for patients.

Professor Belinda Lennox, from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, who led a study into early intervention in psychosis services (EIP) published in the British Medical Journal Open, found that with new targets set for ‘access and waiting times’ each person treated in an early intervention service is “twice as likely to become employed and 50% more likely to go into stable housing, compared to people with early psychosis who are treated in other services.”

Read more (Department of Psychiatry website)