Research Collaboration 1 June 2017

13 Jun 2017

Almost 100 staff, service users and carers attended a joint Trust and University of Liverpool Research Collaboration event at the Quaker Meeting House on 1 June. Delegates heard updates on some of the joint work which is supporting the trust priorities of No Force First, Zero Suicide and Physical Health along with a service user and carer lead piece of research looking at Perceptions and Understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder in Community Teams.

Other topics included  a comparison of service users’ Experiences of Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder; Shared Reading;  Safety Planning; Human Rights and Dementia;  Protective Factors and Positive Practice Approaches to Violence in Forensic Mental Health and the development of a similar measure for  Intellectual Disability Services.  Delegates also heard about a project investigating the feasibility of a phone app  to identify risk of suicide being developed with both the University of Liverpool and Stanford Risk Authority (including Stanford University and Hospitals) and LeanTaas (technology developer in the Silicone Valley) which will commence in the Autumn in acute settings in the trust and in the USA.

 

The NIHR CLAHRC North West Coast presented initial findings from a large Household Health Survey that aims to identify the causes of health problems and health inequalities including a variety of projects currently being undertaken by the Improving Mental Health theme.

 

Looking  to the future, delegates were given a brief insight in to future projects which included: Understanding homicide against family carers; Continued evaluation of the on-going work around Dynamic Appraisal of Situational Aggression (DASA- IV); Improving the Physical Health Pathway for People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI) in the Community (with Particular Emphasis on Cardiovascular Disease).   This collaboration is also exploring how research can support the development of a Just and Learning Culture, for example looking at the impact of policy change with regard to the 72 hour review and considering putting a proposal together to evaluate the JLC staff training initiative to be implemented in 2018.

 

Further information on any of these projects or on research projects currently open in the Trust, and how you can support and be involved in research is available from the R&D team research@development@merseycare.nhs.uk  and through the Centre for Perfect Care website http://www.centreforperfectcare.com/