- Start date: -
- End date: -
- Value: £10,000
- Partners and collaborators: NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and Humber, Research Capability Funding
- Co-investigators: Carl Thompson, Inna Kotchetkova, Kathryn Berzyns, John Baker
- External co-investigators: Sarah Eames (NHS, Leeds York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
To explore the issues, potential benefits, challenges, and feasibility of service user involvement in the design of patient safety interventions in mental health (specifically, the reduction of inappropriate polypharmacy prescribing).
Qualitative interviews and non-participant observation of medication review meeting in forensic psychiatric settings (with a scoping review of service user involvement in safety initiatives in mental health)
National attempts at improving medication safety in mental health have failed to maximise the potential that exists by co-producing safety interventions with service users (Paton et al. 2008). Whilst interventions to change behaviour have an increased chance of success where they draw on theory and research evidence, the role of service users in the design of safety interventions in mental healthcare is less well established.
Sarah Eames (NHS, Leeds York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Funding body: NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and Humber, Research Capability Funding, £10,000
Contact: Professor Carl Thompson