H E Lester

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc A randomised evaluation of CollAborative care and active surveillance for Screen-Positive EldeRs with sub-threshold depression (CASPER): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Natasha Mitchell
    Department of Health Sciences, Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    Trials 12:225. 2011
  2. pmc CRIMSON [CRisis plan IMpact: Subjective and Objective coercion and eNgagement] protocol: a randomised controlled trial of joint crisis plans to reduce compulsory treatment of people with psychosis
    Graham Thornicroft
    Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Trials 11:102. 2010
  3. pmc Framework and indicator testing protocol for developing and piloting quality indicators for the UK quality and outcomes framework
    Stephen M Campbell
    Health Sciences Research Group Primary Care, University of Manchester, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:85. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Development and implementation of early intervention services for young people with psychosis: case study
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, 5th Floor Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 194:446-50. 2009
  5. pmc REDIRECT: cluster randomised controlled trial of GP training in first-episode psychosis
    Helen Lester
    NPCRDC, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e183-90. 2009
  6. pmc Future of quality measurement
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 335:1130-1. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to partnership working between Early Intervention Services and the voluntary and community sector
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 16:493-500. 2008
  8. pmc The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators
    Helen Lester
    NIHR School for Primary Care Research, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 340:c1898. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Developing Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators and the concept of 'QOFability'
    Helen Lester
    Primary Care, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester, UK
    Qual Prim Care 18:103-9. 2010
  10. pmc The present state and future direction of primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' views
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 59:908-15. 2009

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  1. pmc A randomised evaluation of CollAborative care and active surveillance for Screen-Positive EldeRs with sub-threshold depression (CASPER): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Natasha Mitchell
    Department of Health Sciences, Seebohm Rowntree Building, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, UK
    Trials 12:225. 2011
    ..Less attention has been paid to those with mild disorders/sub-threshold depressive syndromes but these patients also suffer impairments in their quality of life and level of functioning...
  2. pmc CRIMSON [CRisis plan IMpact: Subjective and Objective coercion and eNgagement] protocol: a randomised controlled trial of joint crisis plans to reduce compulsory treatment of people with psychosis
    Graham Thornicroft
    Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, UK
    Trials 11:102. 2010
    ..The CRIMSON trial aims to determine if JCPs, compared with treatment as usual, are effective in reducing the use of the MHA in a range of treatment settings across the UK...
  3. pmc Framework and indicator testing protocol for developing and piloting quality indicators for the UK quality and outcomes framework
    Stephen M Campbell
    Health Sciences Research Group Primary Care, University of Manchester, UK
    BMC Fam Pract 12:85. 2011
    ..We describe the methodologies and results of an indicator testing protocol (ITP) using data from proposed quality indicators for the United Kingdom Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)...
  4. doi request reprint Development and implementation of early intervention services for young people with psychosis: case study
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, 5th Floor Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 194:446-50. 2009
    ..The development of early intervention services for young people with first-episode psychosis is a priority internationally...
  5. pmc REDIRECT: cluster randomised controlled trial of GP training in first-episode psychosis
    Helen Lester
    NPCRDC, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 59:e183-90. 2009
    ..Delays in accessing care for young people with a first episode of psychosis are significantly associated with poorer treatment response and higher relapse rates...
  6. pmc Future of quality measurement
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 335:1130-1. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Barriers and facilitators to partnership working between Early Intervention Services and the voluntary and community sector
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Health Soc Care Community 16:493-500. 2008
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  8. pmc The impact of removing financial incentives from clinical quality indicators: longitudinal analysis of four Kaiser Permanente indicators
    Helen Lester
    NIHR School for Primary Care Research, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 340:c1898. 2010
    ..To evaluate the effect of financial incentives on four clinical quality indicators common to pay for performance plans in the United Kingdom and at Kaiser Permanente in California...
  9. ncbi request reprint Developing Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicators and the concept of 'QOFability'
    Helen Lester
    Primary Care, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester, UK
    Qual Prim Care 18:103-9. 2010
    ..The paper concludes by considering the future direction of the QOF, recommending a focus on creating feasible, valid, reliable and piloted 'QOFable' clinical indicators...
  10. pmc The present state and future direction of primary care: a qualitative study of GPs' views
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 59:908-15. 2009
    ..This has been accompanied by the introduction of mechanisms to facilitate the entry of other providers into the primary care market...
  11. doi request reprint Identifying unintended consequences of quality indicators: a qualitative study
    Helen E Lester
    Primary Care Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:1057-61. 2011
    ..This paper describes an in-depth exploration of family physician, nurse and other primary-care practice staff views of the value of piloting with a particular focus on unintended consequences of 13 potential new QOF indicators...
  12. doi request reprint Views of young people in early intervention services for first-episode psychosis in England
    Helen Lester
    School for Primary Care Research, National Institute for Health Research, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 62:882-7. 2011
    ..This study described the views over time of young people referred to early intervention services (EIS), particularly as they relate to the importance of relationships...
  13. pmc The experience of pay for performance in English family practice: a qualitative study
    Stephen M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Ann Fam Med 6:228-34. 2008
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  14. doi request reprint Practice nurses and the effects of the new general practitioner contract in the English National Health Service: the extension of a professional project?
    Ruth McDonald
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Soc Sci Med 68:1206-12. 2009
    ..The study also raises questions about the role of caring in general practice settings where nurses choose to prioritise other concerns...
  15. pmc Primary Medical Care Provider Accreditation (PMCPA): pilot evaluation
    Stephen M Campbell
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester
    Br J Gen Pract 60:295-304. 2010
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  16. doi request reprint Exploring uptake of cardiac rehabilitation in a minority ethnic population in England: a qualitative study
    Umesh Chauhan
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, The University of Manchester, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Nurs 9:68-74. 2010
    ..Variation in prevalence and outcome is in part related to access to appropriate health care...
  17. doi request reprint Effects of befriending on depressive symptoms and distress: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Nicola Mead
    Research Fellow, NIHR School for Primary Care Research, 5th Floor, Williamson Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 196:96-101. 2010
    ..There is a need for appropriate, low-cost, non-medical interventions for many individuals. Befriending is an emotional support intervention commonly offered by the voluntary sector...
  18. doi request reprint Development of a patient experience questionnaire for primary care mental health
    N Mavaddat
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Qual Saf Health Care 18:147-52. 2009
    ..There are no validated measures available for use in assessing patients' views of the quality of primary care mental healthcare at practice level...
  19. pmc Improving the quality of care with performance indicators
    Azeem Majeed
    Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London W6 8RP
    BMJ 335:916-8. 2007
  20. pmc Implementing the role of the primary care mental health worker: a qualitative study
    Elizabeth England
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, The University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 57:204-11. 2007
    ..Primary care mental health workers are a new role recently introduced into primary care in England to help manage patients with common mental health problems...
  21. pmc Integrated primary mental health care: threat or opportunity in the new NHS?
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 54:285-91. 2004
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  22. ncbi request reprint Major policy changes for primary care: potential lessons for the US New Model of family medicine from the quality and outcomes framework in the United Kingdom
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care, University of Birmingham, UK
    Fam Med 39:96-102. 2007
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Physical health care of patients with schizophrenia in primary care: a comparative study
    Lesley Roberts
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 24:34-40. 2007
    ..Excess morbidity and mortality associated with schizophrenia is well established. Despite this, no previous multi-centre study has investigated whether patients with schizophrenia receive equitable physical healthcare within primary care...
  24. pmc Care or control in the community?
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 52:953. 2002
  25. pmc Early intervention for first episode psychosis
    David Shiers
    BMJ 328:1451-2. 2004
  26. pmc Design of the BiRmingham Early Detection In untREated psyChosis Trial (REDIRECT): cluster randomised controlled trial of general practitioner education in detection of first episode psychosis [ISRCTN87898421]
    Lynda Tait
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, The University of Birmingham, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 5:19. 2005
    ....
  27. pmc Patients' and health professionals' views on primary care for people with serious mental illness: focus group study
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 330:1122. 2005
    ..To explore the experience of providing and receiving primary care from the perspectives of primary care health professionals and patients with serious mental illness respectively...
  28. ncbi request reprint The development and implementation of an educational intervention on first episode psychosis for primary care
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Med Educ 39:1006-14. 2005
    ..This paper describes the development and implementation of an educational intervention to help general practitioners (GPs) recognise young people with first episode psychosis...
  29. pmc Developments in the provision of primary health care for homeless people
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 52:91-2. 2002
  30. ncbi request reprint Current issues in providing primary medical care to people with serious mental illness
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Int J Psychiatry Med 36:1-12. 2006
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  31. pmc How can we develop a cost-effective quality cervical screening programme?
    Sue Wilson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Public and Occupational Health, University of Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 52:485-90. 2002
    ..Any debate must also fully engage women of all ages as the key stakeholders in the decision-making process...
  32. pmc Cluster randomised controlled trial of the effectiveness of primary care mental health workers
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 57:196-203. 2007
    ..Mental health issues are a core part of the work of primary care and are the second most common reason for consultations. There is some evidence that the quality of primary care mental health provision is variable...
  33. ncbi request reprint Perceived stress during undergraduate medical training: a qualitative study
    Christina Radcliffe
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Med Educ 37:32-8. 2003
    ..It can involve levels of stress that lead to disruptions in both physical and mental health. This qualitative study explores the views of Year 5 medical students on the causes of stress throughout their undergraduate medical training...
  34. pmc Representation of South Asian people in randomised trials: ethnic origin need not be a barrier to participation
    Hannah Cooper
    BMJ 327:394-5. 2003
  35. pmc Designing and evaluating complex interventions to improve health care
    Neil C Campbell
    Department of General Practice and Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen AB25 2AY
    BMJ 334:455-9. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Satisfaction with primary care: the perspectives of people with schizophrenia
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 20:508-13. 2003
    ..Schizophrenia affects up to 1% of the population in the UK. People with schizophrenia use the National Health Service frequently and over a long period of time. However, their views on satisfaction with primary care are rarely sought...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cases for change in mental health: partnership working in mental health services
    Jon Glasby
    Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, Park House, 40 Edgbaston Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2RT, UK
    J Interprof Care 18:7-16. 2004
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  38. pmc A cluster randomised controlled trial of patient-held medical records for people with schizophrenia receiving shared care
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
    Br J Gen Pract 53:197-203. 2003
    ..There has been no previous rigorous assessment of the utility of patient-held records for people with schizophrenia from a primary care perspective and their value for this population is unclear...
  39. ncbi request reprint Managing crisis: the role of primary care for people with serious mental illness
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England
    Fam Med 36:28-34. 2004
    ..This study explored the process of managing acute mental health crises from the dual perspective of patients and primary care health professionals...
  40. ncbi request reprint The attitudes of medical students towards homeless people: does medical school make a difference?
    Neil Masson
    Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Med Educ 37:869-72. 2003
    ..Evidence suggests that the attitudes of doctors can create significant barriers to health care for homeless people...
  41. pmc Patient involvement in primary care mental health: a focus group study
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primary Care, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham
    Br J Gen Pract 56:415-22. 2006
    ..Patient involvement in health care is a strong political driver in the NHS. However in spite of policy prominence, there has been only limited previous work exploring patient involvement for people with serious mental illness...
  42. pmc The quality and outcomes framework of the GMS contract: a quiet evolution for 2006
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 56:244-6. 2006
  43. ncbi request reprint 'Listen to my madness': understanding the experiences of people with serious mental illness
    Helen Lester
    Department of Primasry Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, UK
    Sociol Health Illn 27:649-69. 2005
    ..We suggest that using a framework of the social model of disability provides a useful way of understanding and making sense of the experience of users with serious mental illness...
  44. pmc On being a proper doctor
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 58:378. 2008
  45. ncbi request reprint Delivering medical care for patients with serious mental illness or promoting a collaborative model of recovery?
    Helen Lester
    Br J Psychiatry 188:401-2. 2006
    ..A collaborative approach is central to the development of high-quality recovery-oriented mental healthcare...