Research about the experience of meal times on acute mental health wards.

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.

MH-CREST: How do community crisis care services work, who do they work for, and in what circumstances?

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?

#ICUrestraint study: using audio-visual vignettes

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

Does policy and procedure keep service users secluded longer than necessary?

International concerns (United Nations, 2013; World Health Organisation, 2017; Duxbury, 2019) have been expressed about seclusion use in mental health settings. Although initiatives such as Safewards and No Force First recommended strategies staff can use to prevent aggression or de-escalate potential incidents, healthcare staff continue to support its use (Muir-Cochrane, 2018). Our study ‘Factors influencing … Continue reading Does policy and procedure keep service users secluded longer than necessary?

CArDiNAL: A New Clinical Academic Research Fellowship

The beginning… I am delighted to be starting my PhD journey with the University of Leeds in tandem with Leeds and York Partnership Foundation Trust. The new CArDiNAL (ClinicAl Doctoral Nurses and ALlied Health Professionals) Clinical Academic Research Fellowship embeds and promotes my research role within my clinical (Speech and Language Therapist) Specialist post. A … Continue reading CArDiNAL: A New Clinical Academic Research Fellowship

How comfortable are NHS staff with asking about sexual identity?

As of April 2019, sexual identity monitoring became mandatory across the NHS. Health disparities - inequalities in the provision of or access to healthcare - are faced by many different minority groups. Collecting monitoring information such as age, race and socioeconomic group makes healthcare providers aware of these disparities and therefore better able to take … Continue reading How comfortable are NHS staff with asking about sexual identity?