Two NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellowship awards
30 July 2010
Congratulations to Helen Cramer and Alison Gregory who have both been awarded NIHR School for Primary Care Research Fellowship in Primary Health Care.
Helen will be focusing on the overlapping clinical areas of mental health and heart disease, working on two qualitative projects. The first, “Understanding the implementation of the Quality and Outcomes Frameworks (QOF) for depression for people with coronary heart disease”, will look at how GPs and other health professionals use the QOF questions to screen for depression and what they do with this information. The second, “Understanding how chest pain and depression influences health seeking behaviour”, will follow a group of patients with chest pain to try and examine the relationship between heart disease and depression more closely.
Alison will be using her award, part-funded by the South-West GP Trust, to look at the physical, emotional and psychological implications for adult family members and friends of women experiencing domestic violence, and the resulting suffering that they experience. The research will enlarge the picture around domestic violence so that the needs of the relatives and friends are explored in order to establish the most appropriate and acceptable forms of support provision for this group.