- National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
- Publication date:
- 19 August 2020
This guideline covers mental health rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis. It aims to ensure people can have rehabilitation when they need it and promotes a positive approach to long-term recovery. It includes recommendations on organising rehabilitation services, assessment and care planning, delivering programmes and interventions, and meeting people’s physical healthcare needs.
NICE has also produced guidelines on psychosis and schizophrenia in adults and bipolar disorder.
The recommendations in this guideline were developed before the coronavirus pandemic.
MHRA advice on Valproate: Valproate must not be used in women of childbearing potential, unless other options are unsuitable and the pregnancy prevention programme is in place. Follow the MHRA safety advice on valproate use by women and girls. The MHRA has also published temporary advice on the valproate pregnancy prevention programme during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This guideline includes recommendations on:
- who should be offered rehabilitation
- principles of rehabilitation
- organising the rehabilitation pathway, improving access and delivering services
- a recovery-orientated approach
- assessment, care planning and review
- programmes and interventions
- adjustments to mental health treatments in rehabilitation
- physical healthcare
Who is it for?
- Healthcare professionals
- Social care practitioners and other practitioners providing public services for people with complex psychosis
- Commissioners and providers of mental health services
- People using mental health services, their families and carers