Admission Price: Free to attend
Speakers: Prof Alan Simpson, Dr Sally Barlow, City University London
Series: This seminar is jointly presented by the Centre for Mental Health Research and the Joint Institute for Mental Health Nursing, as part of the School of Health Sciences seminar series
Alan Simpson is Professor of Collaborative Mental Health Nursing and leads the Centre for Mental Health Research. He recently led two cross-national studies of recovery-focused care planning and coordination in community and inpatient settings in England and Wales and previously completed the UK's first pilot trial of peer support for people discharged from mental health units. He was a co-investigator on the successful SafeWards trial in which he facilitated collaboration with service users and carers throughout the five year study and was also co-investigator on a national study of 'protected engagement time' on acute inpatient wards. Alan also conducted a study of care coordination in community mental health teams and led a number of innovative educational evaluations.
Dr Sally Barlow is Research Fellow specialising in recovery-focused mental health. She joined City University London in 2013, moving from Yorkshire where she previously worked at the University of Bradford as a Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing. Sally was project manager on two cross-national studies of recovery-focused care planning and coordination in community and inpatient settings in England and Wales and is involved in a number of other projects. Sally initially worked and studied at Trinity College Dublin where she completed a PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience. Her key interest at doctoral level was the pathophysiology of depression and anxiety and approaches to ameliorating symptoms. After working at a molecular level 'at the bench' she made the move to healthcare research 'to the bedside'. Her first healthcare research position was based at Bradford University working on body image disturbances as a consequence of lymphoedema secondary to cancer.
Abstract: Care planning and co-ordination in mental health services should be recovery-focused and personalised, with people taking more control over their own support and treatment. In this seminar, we present and discuss the results of a large study where we aimed to obtain the views and experiences of various stakeholders involved in community mental health care to identify factors that facilitated, or acted as barriers to personalised, collaborative and recovery-focused care planning and co-ordination.
We will explore what different stakeholders understood by the terms ‘recovery’ and ‘personalisation’ and what their experiences were in relation to care planning and service delivery. This will be considered in the context of how these terms are used in health/social care service and voluntary sector policies and the wider research literature, and then discussed in relation to the potential implications for clinical practice.
The study was a cross-national comparative mixed-methods study involving six NHS sites in England and Wales, including a meta-narrative synthesis of relevant policies and literature; a survey of recovery, empowerment and therapeutic relationships in service users (n = 449) and recovery in care co-ordinators (n = 201); embedded case studies involving interviews with service providers, service users and carers (n = 117); and a review of care plans (n = 33).
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12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 20th June 2016