New books in the Library

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service

Click here to have a look at some of the new book titles we have added to the Library in August and September 2015.  All LCFT staff and students are able to join the Library and borrow these titles.  Don’t worry if you’re not based in Preston – we can loan books to you and send them in the internal post to your work address.

If you would like to join the Library click here to fill in a membership form and send this back to academic.library@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

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A ‘smart’ way to spot schizophrenia signs

BBC News, 31 October 2015

Emily Eisner, PhD Student at the University of Manchester is currently completing a research project, ExPRESS 2 in Adult Mental Health and Early Intervention Services at Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.  She has recently had an article about the study published on the BBC news website.

Click here to read her article.

Research Reflections by Emma Cummings

Community Practitioner – November 2015

Emma Cummings, Health Visitor at Lancashire Care, reflects on her experiences of undertaking the Lancashire Internship for Nurturing Research Capability and Skills (LINCS) Clinical Academic Research Internship. The aim of this internship programme was to build research capacity and capability by creating and supporting research opportunities for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals (AHP).  This internship is offering her the opportunity to prepare an application for a doctoral fellowship where she hopes to undertake a piece of research to further explore the role of health visitors in supporting women suffering from perinatal mental illness.

Click here to read the full text article.  You will need to login with your Athens account to access this article.

All LCFT staff and students are eligible to register for an Athens account. Please click here to register for an account or contact the Library.

Making Every Contact Count – Bulletin

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service

This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.

There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for practising MECC in your day-to-day encounters.  The section on smoking cessation includes a Cochrane review about interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence and what PHE says about e-cigarettes. There are peer-reviewed articles about different diets for weight loss and a study exploring alcohol intake and cancer risk, as well as articles on how to start a MECC conversation.

Click here to view the bulletin.

You will need to login with your Athens account to view the articles in this bulletin unless it is indicated that they are “Open Access”.  All LCFT staff and students are eligible to register for an Athens account.  Please click here to register for an account or contact the Library.

 

New books in the LCFT Library

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, June 2015

Click here to have a look at some of the new book titles we have added to the Library in June and July 2015.  All LCFT staff and students are able to join the Library and borrow these titles.  Don’t worry if you’re not based in Preston – we can loan books to you and send them in the internal post to your work address.

If you would like to join the Library click here to fill in a membership form and send this back to academic.library@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

 

 

New books in the Library in April and May

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service, June 2015

Click here to have a look at some of the new book titles we have added to the Library in April and May 2015.  All LCFT staff and students are able to join the Library and borrow these titles.  Don’t worry if you’re not based in Preston – we can loan books to you and send them in the internal post to your work address.

Click here to fill in a membership form and send this back to academic.library@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

 

The HELPER programme: HEalthy Living and Prevention of Early Relapse – three exploratory randomised controlled trials of phase-specific interventions in first-episode psychosis.

Marshall M, Barrowclough C, Drake R, Husain N, Lobban F, Lovell K, Wearden A, Bradshaw T, Day C, Fitzsimmons M, Pedley R, Piccuci R, Picken A, Larkin W, Tomenson B, Warburton J, Gregg L.

Programme Grants for Applied Research; Vol. 3, No. 2.

Schizophrenia represents a substantial cost to the NHS and society because it is common (lifetime prevalence around 0.5–1%); it begins in adolescence or early adulthood and often causes lifelong impairment. The first 3 years are a ‘critical period’ in which the course of the illness is determined. Hence under the NHS Plan, specialist early intervention in psychosis services were established to care for people who develop psychosis between the ages of 14 and 35 years for the first 3 years of their illness. However, there has been a lack of evidence-based treatments specifically designed for the early years. This is important because emerging evidence has shown that in the critical period it is vital to avoid relapse and prevent deterioration in physical health, as both can drastically reduce the chances of a full recovery….

Congratulations to Prof Max Marshall, Mike Fitzsimmons and Warren Larkin of LCFT on the publication of this new research.

Click here to access the full text paper.