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Here are summaries of some of our latest posts. Clicking on a title will take you to the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC blog to read the full article.


How was it for you? Reflections on involvement
(1 August 2019)
This edition, we meet Andrew Grundy, who is involved in the Safer Transitions project in our Safer Care Systems and Transitions research theme. Why did you decide to become involved in the Safer Transitions project? I accepted an invitation to become involved in the Safer Transitions project because I am a mental health service user […]

Artificial Intelligence and decision making – experts discuss results of Citizens’ Juries to inform national guidance
(1 July 2019)
Is it necessary to give reasons for decisions made using artificial intelligence (AI) software even if the results may not be as accurate? Leading academics and experts believe, with the development of AI advancing, guidance on how it can be used in decision making is needed. The National Institute for Health Research Greater Manchester Patient […]

PhD Fellow Focus: Rebecca Musgrove
(1 July 2019)
by Rebecca Musgrove Rebecca Musgrove joined the University of Manchester as an NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC-funded PhD student in January 2019.  As part of the ‘Safety in Marginalised Groups’ theme, she is focusing on the epidemiology (how often and where diseases or healthcare events happen) of suicide and self-harm after discharge from Mental Health inpatient […]

Developing a resource to help healthcare professionals implement NICE guidelines for self-harm
(1 July 2019)
by Jessica Leather Jessica Leather joined the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC Marginalised Groups theme as a PhD Fellow in September 2018. Before coming to the University of Manchester she completed a MSc in Health Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University. Following her masters, she worked as a research assistant for a bowel cancer screening intervention […]

Experts gathered to discuss patient safety at symposium in Manchester
(26 June 2019)
A symposium was held by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Greater Manchester Patient Safety Translational Research Centre (PSTRC) in Manchester to discuss some of its areas of research. Experts from Paris and Norway joined NHS National Director of Patient Safety, Dr Aidan Fowler to speak at the event which around 100 academics, researchers, […]

Using the Ingenuity Process to address the communication and co-ordination problems in mental health hospital discharge
(26 June 2019)
by Natasha Tyler, (Justin Waring, Nicola Wright, Andrew Grundy, Kyri Gregoriou) The Ingenuity Process is a method that encourages innovative responses to specific challenges in society. This process is a proven way of making sure innovation activities are included in our decision-making processes. The Ingenuity Process requires a clear focus upon defining the problem, identifying […]

Brexit vs. Mental Health – Considering the mental health needs of the UK Central and Eastern European community
(5 April 2019)
by Aaron Poppleton In the UK, Brexit is the topic of the moment.  Regardless of outcome, the impacts are already being felt across the country. Around two million people from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) currently live in the UK. As with many ethnic minority groups, there hasn’t been a lot of research looking into […]

New PSTRC research: Mental health assessments and psychological therapies following self-harm
(26 March 2019)
by Leah Quinlivan, Donna Littlewood, Liz Monaghan, Stephen Marks, Clive Turpin, Roger Webb, Nav Kapur Mental health assessments and psychological therapies can be beneficial in helping people keep safe and reducing repeat self-harm. Researchers in  the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC are conducting a study to understand what helps and does not help people receive assessments […]

‘Sent to Coventry’ by Citizens’ Juries
(12 March 2019)
by Lisa Riste, Research Fellow, NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC, The University of Manchester I never thought I’d enjoy ‘being sent to Coventry’ quite so much, but from 18-22 February 2019, the city was home to the UK’s first Citizens’ Jury on Artificial Intelligence (AI). The process was the first of two weeks of juries commissioned […]

Academic opinion piece: What risks exist for patients if ‘Surveillance Capitalism’ takes over healthcare?
(27 February 2019)
by Gavin Daker-White, Research Fellow in the NIHR Greater Manchester PSTRC The recently published book, “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism,” by Shoshona Zuboff(1) has been dubbed the “Das Kapital of the digital age,” by one book jacket reviewer. The underlying premise of the book, as summarised in one review, is that Tech companies seek to […]