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Matthew Horrocks

PhD Student, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

My PhD project is a studentship funded by CLAHRC East Midlands and the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative; to design an electronic Clinical Decision Support System, to aid practitioner decision making during primary care consultations with people presenting with potential risk of suicide.

Expertise Summary

I am a 'Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health', at the University of Nottingham. I previously worked on numerous RCTs and non-randomised research studies. My current research interests include suicide risk assessment in primary care, cultural and interpersonal determinants of mental health status, socially constructed elements of living with a long-term health condition, and practitioner-client views of psychotherapy outcome. I also maintain clinical practice in an NHS psychological therapy service.

Research Summary

My PhD project is a studentship funded by CLAHRC East Midlands and the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative; to design an electronic Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) to support and guide… read more

Recent Publications

Horrocks, M.D., Michail, M., Aubeeluck, A., Wright, N., Callaghan, P. (2017) The development of an electronic Clinical Decision Support System to assist GPs with their identification, assessment and management of suicidal presentations in primary care. Youth Mental Health in Primary Care - what role for Primary Care? Institute of Mental Health. Nottingham. 25.05.2017

Horrocks, M.D., (2016). Assessment, Screening, and Decision Making in relation to Suicide Risk in Primary Care: A Clinician's journey: East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network. Kingsway Hospital, Derby 13.12.2016

Horrocks , M.D., Alvey ,R., Lim, K.K., Wright, N., Bolton, C.E., Chadborn, N.H. (2016). Reducing unplanned care, through Cognitive Behavioural psychological therapy for people with long term health conditions. Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence launch event. Institute of Mental Health. Nottingham. 29.11.2016

Lim, K.J., Bolton, C.E, Horrocks., M.D. (2016) Reducing unplanned care, through CBT for people with COPD: Integrating cognitive-behavioural psychological therapy in the routine care of people with COPD. Primary Care Respiratory Society. Telford. 14.10-15.10.16

Radford, K.A., Grant, M., Terry, J., Horrocks, M.D., Bailey, S., Walker, M.F., Lincoln, N.B., Phillips, J., Drummond, A., Muhiddin, K., Marr, L., Currie, G., Yang, M., James, M., Jarvis, M., Jenkinson. M. Return to work (RTW) after Stroke, Feasibility RCT and Economic Analysis. Ongoing Trials Poster at 5th UK Stroke Forum, Glasgow 30.11.-02.12.2010

Current Research

My PhD project is a studentship funded by CLAHRC East Midlands and the East Midlands Patient Safety Collaborative; to design an electronic Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) to support and guide practitioner decision-making in relation to consultations with patients potentially at risk of suicide in primary care. My work is supervised by Dr. Maria Michail, Dr. Aimee Aubeeluck and Professor Patrick Callaghan within the School of Health Sciences. The intention of the project is to develop a clinically relevant, practical and responsive tool for primary care providers to use during consultation with patients presenting at possible risk of suicide, to both aid with the management of suicide risk in primary care and to help care providers and people at risk to raise and discuss sensitive topics. The PhD study will involve an extensive literature review and qualitative interviews with primary care providers and people considered to be at risk of suicide. The guided decision-making tool will be developed in association with PRIMIS, a business unit of the University of Nottingham, specialising in using clinical systems and information to improve patient care.

The project also benefits enormously from two senior GPs acting as Knowledge Brokers, these expert clinicians operate at the interface of research and clinical practice and will assist with translating learning from the project into clinical services.

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