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'Referral advice' recommendation details

Psychosis with coexisting substance misuse

Guidance ID NICE 'referral advice' recommendation 'Referral advice' category
CG120 Refer all adults and young people with psychosis or suspected psychosis, including those who are suspected of coexisting substance misuse, to either secondary care mental health services or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for assessment and further management. Time frame Not Specified
CG120 Refer all adults and young people with substance misuse or suspected substance misuse who are suspected of having coexisting psychosis to secondary care mental health services or Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) for assessment and further management. Time frame Not Specified
CG120 Professionals in Tier 1 (primary care and educational settings) should seek advice or consultation from Tier 2 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) (primary care) when signs of psychosis are detected in young people. If healthcare professionals in Tier 2 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) detect signs of psychosis in young people, a referral to Tier 3 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) or early intervention in psychosis services for young people should be made according to local protocols. Time frame Not Specified
CG120 Children and young people who, after comprehensive assessment, are considered to be at high risk of harm to themselves or others, should be referred directly to Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) including inpatient services where necessary. Time frame Not Specified

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