A case management occupational health model to facilitate earlier return to work of NHS staff with common mental health disorders: a feasibility study.

We are pleased to announce that the NIHR report “A case management occupational health model to facilitate earlier return to work of NHS staff with common mental health disorders: a feasibility study.” Vaughan Parsons, Dorota Juszczyk, Gill Gilworth, Georgia Ntani, Paul McCrone, Stephani Hatch, Robert Shannon, Max Henderson, David Coggon, Mariam Molokhia, Julia Smedley, Amanda Griffiths, Karen Walker-Bone and Ira Maddan has been published in Health Technology Assessment Volume 25, Issue 12, February 2021.  ISSN 1366-5278. doi: 10.3310/hta25120.  The report is available here

Publication of the NIHR HTA report on Individualised Placement and Support for people who are unemployed and have chronic pain

We are pleased to announce that the report “Individualised placement and support programme for people unemployed because of chronic pain: a feasibility study and the InSTEP pilot RCT” has now been published in the HTA journal on the NIHR Journals Library website and can be downloaded here:

The work was undertaken by a study team led by Karen Walker-Bone and Cathy Linaker at the University of Southampton.

 

Dr Clare Harris (Centre Manager 2014-2020) retires

Despite the challenges of lockdown in June 2020, we held a virtual party to mark Clare’s retirement and celebrated with tea, cake and champagne!

After more than 20 years at the University of Southampton, we would like to pay tribute to Clare for her dedication and hard work as an inaugural member of the team and Centre Manager.  We wish her a long and happy retirement!

 

 

Annual Scientific Meeting of the Centre goes virtual! – February-March 2021

Despite the fact that we were unable to hold the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Centre in person at our Southampton hub, three online Scientific Meeting sessions were held in February and March and were well attended, with a wide variety of fascinating talks from many of our Early Career Researchers within the Centre, Programme Leads and also external scientific colleagues. Many thanks to all who contributed and to all those who attended (including a number of our international colleagues) and made each session such a success!

NHS England funds Employee Stammering Network for NHS workforce

Dr Vaughan Parsons, Research Manager at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has recently conducted an exploratory survey investigating the impact of stammering on job performance, job satisfactory and quality of life among NHS staff. As a result,  NHS England has provided funding to establish an NHS Employee Stammering Network which aims to raise awareness of stammering within the NHS workforce and provide support for staff who stammer. It will comprise a dedicated website for staff (due to go live in April 2021)  and will provide information and resources, and access to specially-trained peer mentors representing different staffing groups (medical, nursing, allied health and administration).