Improving care for people with schizophrenia and psychosis

Improving care for people with schizophrenia and psychosis�In this presentation, Paul Jenkins, Rethink Mental Illness Chief Executive Officer, provides a summary of the Rethink Commission key findings and recommendations.

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Schizophrenia Commission

  • Established to mark 100 anniversary of coining of term “schizophrenia”.
  • Independent multi-disciplinary expert group chaired by Sir Robin Murray.
  • Scoping current experience of people with schizophrenia and making recommendations for improving outcomes.
  • 6 public evidence sessions, 80 experts, 2500 online responses.
  • Report “The Abandoned Illness” published 14 November.

Why is the system not working?

  • Insufficient attention given to prevention.
  • Priorities driven by risk not recovery.
  • Services fragmented and service users and families insufficiently central to decision making or listened to.
  • Not doing things we know work.