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Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Posted on November 10th 2015
in Research Funding

Girl playing in park

A team from PenCLAHRC and the University of Exeter, in collaboration with clinicians from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Institute of Child Health at University College London, have been awarded a grant of £285,000 to carry out a study which aims to improve the understanding of the best ways to support children and young people with long term physical health conditions. Many young people experience feelings of depression and anxiety, as a result of their physical condition, and display disruptive behaviour, which in turn can cause problems for the treatment and management of their condition.

The project, funded by the...

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Patient-Initiated Clinics - a person-centred approach valued by patients and clinical staff

Posted on July 9th 2014
in Project update

GP consultation

In many cases hospital follow-up appointments for those with long-term conditions are made when the appointment diary can accommodate them. Often they do not take into account how a patient might be feeling at that time - they may be well and not need any active care. A partnership project between the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC) and the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) will see researchers, clinical teams and hospital managers coming together to address this issue.

The project builds upon previous work carried out with the rheumatology department at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. A study of...

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