Today our review (#BCTContrast) of interventions to reduce restrictive practices in children’s institutions has been published in the National Institute for Health and Social Care Health and Social Care Delivery Research library. Our group looked for interventions that help children’s institutions to cut back their use of practices known as ‘restrictive’. Restrictive practices include restraining … Continue reading Reducing restrictive practices in children’s institutions, an evidence review.
Study update May 2022. We are now in the final stages of data collection. The six mental health wards involved in our study have been fantastically supportive, enabling us to observe ward life and interview service users and staff while the WardSonar intervention is being implemented. We will be able to look at the real-time … Continue reading #WardSonar: a real-time measure of safety for mental health wards.
In February 2020, I, along with 14 other people, arrived in Leeds to join the kick-off meeting for the MH-CREST project. It’s not first time I’ve taken part in a study advisory group, or indeed contributed to research on mental health crisis care, but as the project draws to a close, I’m keen to reflect … Continue reading Co-creating knowledge on mental health crisis services
By Susan Guthrie, PGR at School of Healthcare, University of Leeds & Cardinal Clinical Academic Research Fellow Advanced Practitioner Speech and Language Therapist at Leeds and York Partnership Trust Phd supervisors: Prof John Baker & Dr Jane Cahill (University of Leeds) / Prof Bronwyn Hemsley (University of Technology, Sydney) Introduction Mealtime experiences vary for everyone. … Continue reading Research about the experience of meal times on acute mental health wards.
I am excited to announce the start of MH-CREST following an intense year of development. The MH-CREST research team is a partnership between The School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds, the University of Sheffield and our sponsor Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust. Together, the MH-CREST team hold expertise in mental … Continue reading MH-CREST: How do community crisis care services work, who do they work for, and in what circumstances?
Using audio-visual vignettes to explore how nurses make the decision to restraint delirious patients on the critical care unit How do nurses make the decision to restrain a delirious patient? What influences their decision? Do they follow protocols or base their decision on an individual assessment of the patient? If they assess the patient, what … Continue reading #ICUrestraint study: using audio-visual vignettes
On Wednesday 5 June we held a dissemination event for the COMPARE study. COMPARE is an evidence review of interventions designed to reduce restrictive practices with adults in mental health inpatient settings. The aim of the event was to share preliminary findings from our evidence review with stakeholders (including frontline staff and service users) and … Continue reading Reducing Restrictive Practices: Understanding Key Intervention Components
As we move into the final stages of COMPARE: Establishing components of programmes to reduce restrictive practices: an evidence synthesis, we are pleased to announce that we will share our findings at a dedicated event: Reducing Restrictive Practices: Understanding Key Intervention Components 12.30-15.30 5 June 2019 Horizon Conference Centre, Leeds We have identified and mapped … Continue reading Tickets Available – Reducing Restrictive Practices: Understanding Key Intervention Components