Research at the Royal College of Psychiatrists has a major
impact on both national practice and policy. The Health Services
Research Team is based within the College Centre for Quality
Improvement (CCQI) and conducts both large scale, national research
and in-depth qualitative studies. Our work provides insight into
the experiences of both mental health professionals and those
living with mental health problems, focusing on under-studied
aspects of healthcare provision and public health.
Interface between Primary Care and Specialist Mental
interface between Primary Care and Specialist Mental Health
Services, to inform commissioning
EVALUATING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE LESTER RESOURCE
Evaluating the impact of the
implementation of the Lester resource on the physical health of
people using mental health services and exploring the facilitators
and barriers of improving physical health.
The CCQI are working with NHS Improving Quality (NHS IQ) and
four pilot sites across England to evaluate the implementation of
Lester tool. The Lester tool is a resource that was developed
to help healthcare professionals improve physical health screening
and deliver appropriate interventions.
DEVELOPMENT OF A ROBUST PATIENT FEEDBACK QUESTIONNAIRE
ABOUT HOW ‘ELDER-FRIENDLY’ HOSPITAL WARDS ARE
This project aims is to complete the
development and validation of the patient feedback questionnaire
part of the Elder-Friendly Quality Mark
program (QM). The QM is a subscription-based
quality-improvement initiative for hospital wards caring for people
over the age of 65.
Evaluating the impact of quality networks
This project is a randomised control trial that aims to gather
scientific evidence on the impact that quality network membership
has on the quality of care delivered by services in the
Mental health in older
Health and well-being of people
aged 65-84: a European study
The UK arm of a European study about the health and well-being
of older people.
Child and adolescent mental health
CAPSS - Rare
disorders in young people
A surveillance system that facilitates
research into rare psychiatric disorders in children and
CAMHS Inpatient Referral Study
A study of the pathways
through which young people are admitted to adult psychiatric wards,
and what happens to them.
Inpatient services for young people
Evaluating inpatient services
for children and adolescents, in terms of cost, clinical and social
outcomes, and the satisfaction of patients.