Introducing telepsychiatry into routine practice in an emergency department psychiatric service

South east England
Run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Emergency Department Psychiatric Service, in partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Focused on patients presenting with psychiatric issues to the emergency departments of John Radcliffe and Horton hospitals. Will trial telepsychi...

Evaluating Bluelce – an innovative app for young people who self-harm

South east England
Run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Bath. A mental health project focusing on young people who self-harm. Will assess the accessibility, safety, use and effect of Bluelce – a self-management app. Designed as an adjunct to therapy, the app incl...

Using accessible technology to improve the health and wellbeing of people with learning disabilities

Midlands
Run by Hft, a charity providing services for people with learning disabilities in England. Project to be piloted in two populations of 20 people with learning disabilities –in Gloucestershire and Bradford. Aiming to improve communication and care quality, and enable people with learning di...

Guided online self-help for depression and cancer in adolescents (GOSH CAN)

London
Run by Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Institute of Child Health, Macmillan Cancer Support, London Cancer, University College London Partners and University College Hospital London. Focusing on adolescents with cancer and depression. ...

Using eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) with patients with acute mental health difficulties

Run by Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Focused on patients on the trust’s acute mental health ward and those under the care of the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT). Will use eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in a new setting. Aims...

Stabilising sleep for patients admitted at acute crisis to psychiatric hospital: a pilot randomised controlled trial

South east England
The project involves treating sleep problems using the latest evidence-based techniques and technologies, with three key elements: state-of-the-art sleep monitoring devices to promote patient discussion about their sleep; regulation of the body clock through the timing of light and darkness; and ...

A whole system approach to using data to improve safety in acute mental health services

Scotland
An NHS Tayside project, run in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland, which will test the Safety Measurement and Monitoring within general adult acute psychiatry services. The team will use the framework to inform and drive improvements in the safety of adult acute mental health servic...

Using metrics to predict and prevent incidents of self-harm, violence and aggression

North west England
A Mersey Care NHS Trust project, in partnership with the Advancing Quality Alliance, which will involve applying the Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework to reduce incidents of self-harm, violence and aggression. The team will use the framework to support the development of predictive metr...

Sharing learning and data to improve safety during transitions and handovers of care

Yorkshire and the Humber
A Bradford District Care Trust project, run in partnership with the Yorkshire and Humber Improvement Academy, which will involve applying the Safety Measurement and Monitoring Framework to transitions between acute and community care, and children moving into adult services. The work aims to impr...

Novel Psychoactive Treatment: UK Network (NEPTUNE) II: From guidance to good practice: A multi-dimensional approach to spreading improvement

London
Delivered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists, in partnership with Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust and other stakeholders, this is a national learning programme which aims to improve frontline clinicians’ knowledge and understanding of club drugs; improve detection, assessmen...

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