Shireen Patel is working as a Research Assistant at the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands (CLAHRC EM). She is the lead researcher and study coordinator for the trial. It is a Randomised Controlled Trial testing the clinical and cost effectiveness of remotely delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
Prior to commencing her current role Shireen worked as a Research Assistant for CLAHRC NDL in the Division of Primary Care. She also has over five years clinical and research experience of working in forensic psychiatric care services.
Shireen has an inherent drive to conduct high quality research that can be implemented into practice and improve patient care. She has recently commenced a PhD looking at the barriers and facilitators in engaging people into intervention studies.
Shireen Patel is currently the lead researcher on the Urgent Care study.
The primary aim of the study is to see whether remotely delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be clinically and cost effective for people who repeatedly access unscheduled/urgent care services and have high health anxiety.
The trial will investigate whether the intervention improves physical and emotional health, reduces symptoms that are causing distress and health anxiety and whether there is a reduction in the use of unscheduled/urgent care services. The trial will also address what the best way to deliver this treatment in practice will be. In order to do this service providers and service users will be interviewed.
Together, the findings will enable a understanding as to how this intervention might fit into a wider care pathway to enhance patient experience of care.
PATEL, S., KAI, J., ATHA, C., AVERY, A., GUO, B., JAMES, M., MALINS, S., SAMPSON, C., STUBLEY, M. and MORRISS, R., 2015. Clinical characteristics of persistent frequent attenders in primary care: case–control study Family Practice. 32(6), 624-30 MORRISS, R., KAI, J., ATHA, C., AVERY, A., BAYES, S., FRANKLIN, M., GEORGE, T., JAMES, M., MALINS, S., MCDONALD, R., PATEL, S., STUBLEY, M. and YANG, M., 2012. Persistent frequent attenders in primary care: costs, reasons for attendance, organisation of care and potential for cognitive behavioural therapeutic intervention BMC Family Practice. 13(39), 14
MCCARTHY, LUCY, HUBAND, NICK, PATEL, SHIREEN, BANERJEE, PENNY and DUGGAN, CONOR, 2012. Personality Disorder and Psychopathy as Predictors of Psychosocial and Criminological Outcome in Mentally Disordered Offenders INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH. 11(3), 227-237