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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.

 

Our Projects  


Mental health in older people

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 adolescents.

 

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.

 


Social and economic factors

Debt and mental health

Systematic review of the evidence on the relation between indebtedness and mental health problems, plus resources for health and social care professionals.

 

Debt collection

The first national survey of how debt collection staff work with customers who have debts and mental health problems.

 

Living with serious mental illness

A study of what it is like to live ‘in the community’ with serious mental illness, using participant-observation.

 


Health services and carers How are decisions made? 

Observing how decisions are made between psychiatrists and outpatients about prescribing anti-psychotic drugs to outpatients. 

 

Carer well-being

A questionnaire to measure the well-being of carers, and how well they are supported.

 

Policy into practice

A study to evaluate different ways of translating new national policies into better mental health services.

 

 

 

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Health Services Research, Royal College of Psychiatrists' College Centre for Quality Improvement,

4th Floor Standon House, Mansell Street, London, E1 8AA    Tel: 020 7977 6648   Fax: 020 7481 4831   

Email: aquirk@cru.rcpsych.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

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