We are currently researching the following areas relating to forensic (prison and offender) mental health and are looking for volunteers:

 

Patterns of cardiovascular disease risk profiles in prisons.

Principal Investigator: Dr Chris Packham

Study summary:
Describing patterns of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk profiles in prisoners and exploring implications on implementation of the national primary care CVD Health Checks Programme in prison populations. Prisoners have high levels of poor health. Over 30% of all deaths of prisoners in custody are due to cardiovascular disease (CVD   This research aims to better understand the barriers to uptake of health checks for this population and support better care following release from prison for identified high risk groups.

Approved by the National Offender Management Services in January 2017.
The study will be opening at the following Prisons;
HMP Whatton, HMP Nottingham, HMP Ranby, HMP Lowdham, HMP Gartree, HMP Lincoln, HMP North Sea Camp.

This study will be recruiting at each prison over a 4 - 5 month period, on a staggered basis, until December 2018.

Contact: Lead Research Delivery Officer – Liz Butcher

Tel:  07768556213
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Measuring restrictiveness in Forensic Psychiatric Care

Principal Investigator: Jack Tomlin

Study Summary:  This project aims to explore what patients find restrictive about their care through the use of focus groups. Researchers hope to explore how restrictive care affects the process of recovery towards better health.

Contact: Lead Research Delivery Officer – Natalie Marking 
Tel:  07769235483
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