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

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...

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

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...

Helen Crimlisk, GenerationQ fellow

Yorkshire and the Humber
Helen Crimlisk trained at Guy’s Hospital Medical School. She undertook psychiatry training at the Maudsley Hospital and completed her training in Sheffield after a career break abroad. She has worked in a Community Mental Health Team in Sheffield since 2005, leading a team who undertake mental he...

Fiona Pender, GenerationQ Fellow

North west England
Fiona Pender graduated in psychology from the University of St Andrews in 1998 and obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London in 2003. She worked as a Specialist Clinical Psychologist at Central and North West London Mental Health NHS Trust, before moving to Ches...

Amrit Sachar, GenerationQ Fellow

Dr Amrit Sachar completed her MRCPsych in 2001 and has been a consultant liaison psychiatrist at West London Mental Health Trust since 2005. Amrit is interested in workforce development, empowerment and engagement.

Jayati Das-Munshi, Clinician Scientist Fellow

Jayati specialises in general adult and old age psychiatry. She recently completed her PhD in Psychiatric Epidemiology in 2014 at King’s College London, University of London. She now wants to combine clinical psychiatric practice and academic research

Safer care pathways in mental health services

East of England
This project aimed to improve patient safety in mental health care by addressing teamwork and communication issues that can affect the safety and effectiveness of care, and patient experience.

REsTRAIN YOURSELF: Reducing physical restraint within mental health inpatient settings

North west England
Led by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), this project aimed to improve patient safety by reducing the level of restraint.

The use of self-management techniques in patients with mild cognitive impairment

South west England
Run by Devon Partnership NHS Trust and based at the Devon Memory Service in Torbay Hospital, Torquay, this project explored whether self-management techniques can help patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in South Devon. Group therapy courses supported people with MCI to take an active r...