About the service
The South Kirklees enhanced pathway 2 service is for working-age adults who have or are likely to have, a psychotic illness with a significant degree of complexity and disability.
The team provide an assessment service, and when needed will put together a package of care to meet service user’s and carer’s needs and to manage any risks.
Service users can access a range of medical, nursing, occupational and social interventions within the context of the Care Programme Approach (CPA – a specific way of assessing and reviewing someone’s needs) framework.
Why would someone choose the service?
- We will assess service user’s needs within 14 days of the initial referral into KSPA.
- All care packages are developed in conjunction with service users and carers and are regularly reviewed.
- The team can offer timely reviews by a medic when needed.
- We can enable service users to access funding for Self Directed Support (SDS – gives service users more choice, control and power over the support they receive) where eligible.
- We have strong links with other community services, such as drug and alcohol support, women’s services, sports and health groups etc.
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- There are more than 60 different specialities that doctors work within the NHS. Each is unique but there are many characteristics which are common. Roles range from working in a hospital to being based in the community as a GP.
- There are many people who work behind the scenes to keep services running and you may meet them in hospital or community settings. They include porters, cleaners, plumbers, electricians, decorators receptionists and secretaries who all work to make sure healthcare settings are kept clean, tidy and safe.
- Nursing or healthcare assistants work in hospital or community settings under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. They help doctors, nurses and therapists give people the care and treatment they need.
- Occupational therapy is the assessment and treatment of physical and psychiatric conditions using specific, purposeful activity to prevent disability and promote independent function in all aspects of daily life.
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.
- Adult psychotherapists work with people to assess and treat a range of emotional, social or mental health issues. They help people tackle problems such as behavioural issues, common challenges such as anxiety and depression or more complex or severe issues, such as psychosis or a personality disorder diagnosis.
- Social workers help, support and protect people who are facing difficulties in their lives. They help people to take positive steps to overcome problems and improve their lives. This could involve assessing and reviewing a service user’s situation, building relationships with service users and their families and agreeing what practical support someone needs.
Why a professional should choose the service
- All non-urgent referrals for assessment are seen within 14 calendar days. This meets the regional CQUIN Indicator 2.
- 7 day follow up targets are consistently achieved.
- 100% of clinical staff have an up to date appraisal.
- Quarterly Care Programme Approach (CPA) review targets are exceeded.
- Targets consistently achieved for clustering and reviews.
- Over 85% of service users subject to CPA have an up to date care plan.
- Recent feedback showed positive opinions of the team from external services.
- Initial assessment
- Development of packages of care
- Outcome-based interventions
- Evaluation and review
- Timely discharge, with referrals on to other services who may be able to help further
- Group work
- Occupational therapy
- Psychosocial Interventions (PSI – using educational or behavioural approaches to treat conditions)
- Health screening
- Carers’ support
- Ability to self-care
- Discharged back into the community as soon as possible
- Improved engagement with community services
- Clarification of diagnosis
- Improved physical health
- Improved functional capacity (ability to carry out tasks)
- Relapse prevention
- Self-management skills
- Carers’ support and education
Referrals accepted from:
A & E, CMHTs, Consultants, Courts, Drug/alcohol agencies, GP staff, GPs, Health visitors, Housing associations, Local authority staff, Midwives, Other NHS services, Other Trust services, Police, Single Point of Access team, Voluntary services, Youth Offending Team
People aged 18 – 64 at the point of referral, suffering from, or thought to be suffering from a psychotic illness. All external referrals should be made through the Kirklees single point of access.