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...

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...

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...

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...

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

London
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.

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