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Matthew Horrocks

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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.

Teaching Summary

I am interested in contributing to pre and post registration training in applied psychology, counseling and mental health care. I have gained experience providing teaching and clinical supervision in… read more

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 (e-CDSS) to support and… read more

Selected Publications

Horrocks, M.D. (2019). The development of an electronic clinical decision support system, for the identification, assessment and management of suicidality in primary care. RCGP Midlands Faculty Annual Education, Research and Innovation Symposium. Keele University. 23.05.2019

Horrocks, M.D. (2019). Suicidality in primary care: Where the 'life world' meets the 'systems world': Experiences of talking about suicidality in primary care consultations. 7th annual IMH Research day. Institute of Mental Health. Nottingham. 21.05.2019

Horrocks, M.D. (2019). One is one too many, but…Zero will never be enough: The case against "Zero Suicide". East Midlands Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Research Network. Kingsway Hospital, Derby. 18.01.2019

Horrocks, M.D. (2018). Recognising and asking about suicidality in primary care - the case for an electronic guided decision making tool. ESRC seminar series: Future Directions for Digital Resources in Youth Mental Health. University of Birmingham. 23.03.2018

Horrocks, M.D. (2017). Digital Suicide Risk Assessment for GPs: Opportunities and Challenges. Mood Disorders Centre of Excellence. Spring conference. Institute of Mental Health. Nottingham. 14.06.2017

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. Poster at 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. Poster at 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

I am interested in contributing to pre and post registration training in applied psychology, counseling and mental health care. I have gained experience providing teaching and clinical supervision in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. In particular I have delivered sessions on the application of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in the care of people who have long term physical health conditions.

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 (e-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. Aimee Aubeeluck, (School of Health Sciences), Professor Richard Morris (School of Medicine) and Dr. Maria Michail (University of Birmingham). 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 guide and inform GPs decision making.

The PhD study will involve an extensive literature review and qualitative interviews with GPs, to gain an understanding of how and when GPs might ask people about suicide. A key aspect of the study is co-producing the tool, with people who have been asked about suicidality by their GP. Two groups of people with relevant experience will be convened and will meet throughout the project duration.

The final content of the tool will be co-produced by GPs, relevant stakeholders, service users and carers, through a series of co-production workshops. A prototype version of the tool will be developed and evaluated in one GP practice.

The prototype 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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