Research commissioned by the CCG

Breathlessness and presentation to the emergency department: a survey and clinical record review 2017
Ann Hutchinson, Alistair Pickering, Paul Williams, J. Martin Bland and Miriam J Johnson
Purpose: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of acute-on-chronic breathlessness as a cause for presentation to the major emergencies area of the emergency department.
Read the paper here.
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“I never thought I could do that.” – Outcomes from an Alexander Technique pilot group for older people with a fear of falling
University of Hull – L.Glover, D.Clappinson, D.Kinsey and J.Jomeen
Purpose: Fear of falling  is both a predictor of actual falls and a cause of inactivity and social withdrawal, The Alexander Technique (AT) is a self-management approach which can help people to develop the ability to co-ordinate themselves quickly and efficiently in any situation thus allowing improved balance and movement, to increase sense of wellbeing and confidence.
Read executive summary of research.

Empowering primary care practitioners to effectively predict, detect and manage PMI to ensure pregnant and postnatal women’s optimum mental health: Final report 2015
University of Hull – J.Jomeen, C.Jones, L.Glover, D.Garg, K.Moss, C.Marshall and F.Wadephul
Purpose: The main aim of this study was to empower primary care practitioners to effectively predict, detect and manage PMI to ensure pregnant and postnatal women’s optimal health.
Read the final report here.

Parent’s Perceptions of How Health Plans Communicate Health Needs
L.Riggs
Purpose: The aim of the study is to explore how health plans can be used to communicate the health needs of children and young people with additional/complex health needs.
Read the report here.

A Pilot Feasibility Study to examine the use of carer views to inform risk assessments in Mental Health
Tracy Flanagan
Purpose: 
The study evaluated the effects of increasing carer involvement in dialogue around risk assessments.
Read the executive summary here.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Experiences of Primary Care in Hull
Catriona Jones
Purpose: LGBT individuals face unique health disparities, which are largely unexplored in the population of Hull. It was anticipated that any exploration of the experiences of being LGBT and accessing primary health care in Hull would provide a greater understanding of their experiences in health care, identify their specific needs and facilitate the development of a number of recommendations to address the health disparities and unique health needs of the LGBT population in Hull.

Our research was designed to explore experiences of LGBT groups in the context of the NHS commitment to equality and fairness, with a view to identifying good practice, and also to highlight areas where improvements could be made. The overall aim of this study was to understand the experiences of those who identify as LGBT when they engage with primary health care services Hull.
Read the executive summary here.

Access to mental health services: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to helping distressed young people in Hull and the East Riding
Jo Bell
Purpose: 
This project aims to explore what support is available and how the various stakeholders interact in providing that support. Crucially it also aims to determine what help young people want, what they feel they have available to them and their perceptions of accessing that help. Using an online survey, interviews, and focus groups, this unique 12 month project will focus on the local community and its relationship with services.
Read the report here.

Non-attendance and attendance in perinatal mental health care
Catorina Jones
Purpose: 
To inform a larger study aimed at exploring the experiences of women with perinatal mental health problems
Read executive report here.

An observational Cohort study of standard Care versus Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease E-ICP care pathway in primary care: Their impact on patient journey and outcomes
Bronwen Williams
Purpose: 
To evaluate the effectiveness of the NAFLD e-ICP with the aims of standardising the management of NAFLD patients and community.
Read the final report here.

Factors influencing smoking behaviour in Hull: an in-depth study of local women to understand motivators, attitudes and access to smoking cessation advice and services (FISH)
Trish Green, Judith Dyson, Helen Gibson & Una Macleod
Purpose: 
To understand in greater depth the factors that influence Hull women’s smoking behaviours and attitudes and access to smoking cessation services.
Read the final report here.

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