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Are you a primary care provider? Do you work with a client with early psychosis? EPION needs your feedback!
Are you a primary care provider? Do you work with a client with early psychosis? The Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network (EPION) needs your feedback!
What is this about?
Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) programs strive to keep regular communication with primary care providers. Most EPI programs work with clients for 2-3 years and then transfer the client back to primary care. We are seeking your feedback to learn about your communication and resource needs, so we can better support effective transitions for clients with early psychosis.
About this survey
The survey asks about your information and communication needs related to your clients who receive EPI services. The survey also asks about your preferences and suggestions for resources you can use to enhance your practice and better support your young clients with psychosis. Finally, there are some basic questions as well as an opportunity for you to reach out should you want more information.
Read more about the survey below or download the flyer.
Who is this survey for?
This survey is for primary care providers, including family physicians, psychiatrists, and healthcare workers, such as registered nurses, occupational therapists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.
If you are not a primary care provider, but work closely with primary care teams, please share this with them!
How long will this take?
This survey will take 5 to 10 minutes of your time.
How will the results be used?
This survey is voluntary. Results will be viewed only by the members EPION Community of Interest who will be developing resources for primary care providers.
Please complete this survey by Monday October 23, 2017: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/epioncoi2017primarycare
Please share it with your primary care networks!
EPION members work in Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) services across Ontario and include people who have received EPI services, and family members. We support the development and implementation of effective treatment and support systems for people living with psychosis, and we bring early treatment and resources to those who are living with psychosis and bring support to their families.
EPI Primary Care Package
Over the past year EPION’s Community of Interest (CoI) has been working on a few documents to support primary care in the early detection and facilitation of access to our EPI services. We have created a generic letter and information sheet.
The idea has been that once a client has been referred to an EPI service, the EPI program would then send an information package back to the client’s primary care that would help to inform future referrals to the EPI service. The package includes the following:
- Generic letter (this letter has general information about the transfer of care)
- One page information sheet regarding psychosis and what EPI services offer
- The Anatomy of First Episode Psychosis
As we have mentioned when reviewing these at the EPION Network meetings, these documents would be standard across all EPI services; however, we recognize that different clinics may have additional information they provide to primary care as indicated.