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Staff Profile

Prof Richard Byng

Deputy Director of PenCLAHRC

Kath Maguire

In addition to my role as Plymouth-based Deputy Director for PenCLAHRC, I am also a Professor of Primary Care Research, General Practitioner and researcher with a particular interest in Primary Care Mental Health. I have been a part-time researcher since 1995. My specific areas of expertise and interest include shared care for long-term mental illness, treatment of depression and offender health care. I also have extensive experience of service development, management, policy development and teaching. I have been involved in projects related to access, commissioning, inter-professional working and implementation of evidence-based practice; becoming experienced with a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies relevant to health services research. I have developed a particular interest in developing and field testing theoretical models (programme theory). This is of particular relevance for the development and evaluation of both innovative interventions and programmes for translating evidence into practice. Building on the IAPT evaluation, I plan to develop the exploitation of the large PCT-based data warehouses to help evaluate the success of their commissioning programmes.

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Contact by phone
01752 764258 or 07765400752

Employed by
Plymouth University

Areas of expertise
Primary Care and Community Mental Health

Projects

TELECON-Gynae

Telecon-Thyroid

Care for Offenders: Continuity Of Access (COCOA)

C2 - Connecting Communities

From programme theory to logic models for Multispecialty Community Providers: A realist evidence synthesis

PARTNERS2

STRENGTHEN - Firm Foundations for Health and Wellbeing

DeCoDer

Avoidable Acute Admissions (AAA)

South West Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Evaluation

Effective mechanisms for social prescribing

Person-Centred Coordinated Care (P3C)

Engager

DE-STRESS

SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC project - Patient-initiated clinics (PIC) for people with long-term conditions

A new model of prescribing for multi-morbid patients taking multiple prescribed medications

Publications

What we talk about when we talk about depression: doctor-patient conversations and treatment decision outcomes

Financial and clinical risk in health care reform: a view from below

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression

Exposing the key functions of a complex intervention for shared care in mental health: case study of a process evaluation

Guided self-help supported by paraprofessional mental health workers: an uncontrolled before-after cohort study

Randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors plus supportive care, versus supportive care alone, for mild to moderate depression with somatic symptoms in primary care:

Improving access to psychological therapies: implications for mental health care in general practice

Estimating probability of sustained recovery from mild to moderate depression in primary care: evidence from the THREAD study

Care for common mental health problems: applying evidence beyond RCTs

Recognition of distress and depression in primary care: how far should we go?

Guided self-help concreteness training as an intervention for major depression in primary care: a Phase II randomized controlled trial

'Watchful waiting' or 'active monitoring' in depression management in primary care: Exploring the recalled content of general practitioner consultations

Psychiatry in Primary Care (3rd edition)

The Consolations of Going Back to Prison: What 'Revolving Door' Prisoners Think of Their Prospects

(COCOA) Care for Offenders Continuity of Access

Staff and Patient Experience of Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) Group Interventions

People and Teams Matter in Organizational Change: Professionals' and Managers' Experiences of Changing Governance and Incentives in Primary Care

Learning from people with long-term conditions: new insights for governance in primary healthcare

Fit for work? How GPs’ decisions about fitness to work can improve health

Invest in community-based solutions that address individuals' needs: not more beds

Pathways to suicide attempts among male offenders: the role of agency

Treatment Resistant Depression in primary care: Co-constructing difficult encounters

Implementing a patient-initiated review system in rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative evaluation

The social, relational and mental health characteristics of justice-involved men in the south-west England

The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of shared care: Protocol for a realist review

Practices used for recommending sickness certification by general practitioners: A conversation analytic study of UK primary care consultations

Update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with maintenance anti-depressant treatment depressive relapse/recurrence: the PREVENT trial

Bridging the discursive gap between lay and medical discourse in care coordination

Bridging the second gap in translation: a case study of barriers and facilitators to implementing Patient-initiated Clinics into secondary care

Adapting QOF to focus on wellbeing and health

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial

Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial

Integration and continuity of primary care: polyclinics and alternatives - a patient-centred analysis of how organisation constrains care co-ordination

Improving community health networks for people with severe mental illness: a case study investigation

Improving community health networks for people with severe mental illness: a case study investigation.

Creating and Facilitating Change for Person Centred Coordinated Care (P3C): The Development of the Organisational Change Tool (P3C-OCT)

An Exploratory Analysis of the Smoking and Physical Activity Outcomes From a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Exercise Assisted Reduction to Stop Smoking Intervention in Disadvantaged Groups

Factors associated with study attrition in a pilot randomised controlled trial to explore the role of exercise-assisted reduction to stop (EARS) smoking in disadvantaged groups

What IAPT services can learn from those who do not attend

Variation in referral and access to new psychological therapy services by age: an empirical quantitative study

Not all waits are equal: An exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways

Solutions to problematic polypharmacy: learning from the expertise of patients

Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation

What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review

"The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Value"

The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Value

Core outcome sets for use in effectiveness trials involving people with bipolar and schizophrenia in a community-based setting (PARTNERS2): study protocol for the development of two core outcome sets

Using realist review to inform intervention development: Methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals.

Efficacy and moderators of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) in prevention of depressive relapse: An individual patient data meta-analysis from randomized trials.

Upcoming Events

Feb
27

'Creating Engaging Oral Communications'

Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F1.

This seminar aims to explore how to create engaging oral presentations. Jointly delivered by Michelle Ryan from the...
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Mar
06

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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News

Research Projects

What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Supporting older people to manage their medicines: a scoping review of medicine self-management tools

Theme: Person-Centred Care

A scoping review that aims to identify what tools or resources are available for older...
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Research Projects