Recommendation ID

What is the impact of coexisting physical health conditions on the mortality of people with complex psychosis?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Assessment (recommendations 1.7.1 to 1.7.6)

The committee agreed that baseline investigations before starting antipsychotic medicines recommended in the NICE guidelines on psychosis and schizophrenia in adults and bipolar disorder should form the core of the initial physical health check for people in rehabilitation services because most would be receiving antipsychotic medicines.

The committee also drew on the evidence identifying the most common physical and mental health comorbidities to highlight conditions that staff need to be alert for because these may contribute to higher mortality or complexity in rehabilitation in this population. The committee also agreed that more understanding is needed about the likely impact of physical comorbidities on mortality among people with complex psychosis, so they made a research recommendation on coexisting physical health conditions.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Rehabilitation for adults with complex psychosis
Date issued
August 2020

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 01/08/2020