H Lester

Summary

Affiliation: University of Birmingham
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc The role of primary care in service provision for people with severe mental illness in the United Kingdom
    Siobhan Reilly
    National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, Health Sciences Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36468. 2012
  2. pmc Don't turn your back on the symptoms of psychosis: a proof-of-principle, quasi-experimental public health trial to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in Birmingham, UK
    Charlotte Connor
    CLAHRC, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, 66 68 Hagley Road, B16 8PF, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 13:67. 2013
  3. pmc Factors which influence the length of an out-of-hours telephone consultation in primary care: a retrospective database study
    Mohammed A Mohammed
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:430. 2012
  4. pmc Service users' views of moving on from early intervention services for psychosis: a longitudinal qualitative study in primary care
    Helen Lester
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e183-90. 2012
  5. pmc A multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy to prevent harmful compliance with command hallucinations
    Max Birchwood
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 11:155. 2011
  6. 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
  7. pmc Care or control in the community?
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 52:953. 2002
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. pmc The role of primary care in service provision for people with severe mental illness in the United Kingdom
    Siobhan Reilly
    National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research, Health Sciences Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e36468. 2012
    ....
  2. pmc Don't turn your back on the symptoms of psychosis: a proof-of-principle, quasi-experimental public health trial to reduce the duration of untreated psychosis in Birmingham, UK
    Charlotte Connor
    CLAHRC, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, 66 68 Hagley Road, B16 8PF, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 13:67. 2013
    ..Systematic reviews suggest that greater focus on the sources of delay within care pathways, (which will vary between healthcare settings) is needed to achieve sustainable reductions in DUP (BJP 198: 256-263; 2011)...
  3. pmc Factors which influence the length of an out-of-hours telephone consultation in primary care: a retrospective database study
    Mohammed A Mohammed
    Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:430. 2012
    ..Given the increasing use of telephone consultation it is important to determine the factors which influence the length of a telephone consultation...
  4. pmc Service users' views of moving on from early intervention services for psychosis: a longitudinal qualitative study in primary care
    Helen Lester
    School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 62:e183-90. 2012
    ..The role of primary care for young people with psychosis, and transitions between specialist mental health services and primary care, are underexplored areas, both clinically and in research terms...
  5. pmc A multi-centre, randomised controlled trial of cognitive therapy to prevent harmful compliance with command hallucinations
    Max Birchwood
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Psychiatry 11:155. 2011
    ..A cognitive therapy grounded in the principles of the Social Rank Theory, is being evaluated in terms of its effectiveness in reducing harmful compliance with command hallucinations...
  6. 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
    ....
  7. pmc Care or control in the community?
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 52:953. 2002
  8. 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
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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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  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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
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  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. ncbi request reprint What do stroke patients and their carers want from community services?
    R Hare
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Primary Care, Clinical Sciences Building, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK
    Fam Pract 23:131-6. 2006
    ..Previous research has focused on the longer term needs of 'new' stroke patients at fixed time intervals after the event, but neglected those of stroke patients who may have had the event many years earlier...
  20. doi request reprint Depression in primary care: three key challenges
    H Lester
    University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Postgrad Med J 84:545-8. 2008
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  21. ncbi request reprint Community-based clinical education at the University of Birmingham Medical School
    J Parle
    Department of General Practice, University of Birmingham Medical School, United Kingdom
    Acad Med 74:248-53. 1999
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  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Effect of the quality and outcomes framework on diabetes care in the United Kingdom: retrospective cohort study
    Melanie Calvert
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
    BMJ 338:b1870. 2009
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  25. 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...
  26. 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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  27. doi request reprint Collaborating to provide early-intervention services to persons in England with first-episode psychosis
    Elizabeth England
    Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Psychiatr Serv 60:1484-8. 2009
    ..One important challenge in implementing early-intervention policy is to develop workable, integrated partnership across a number of diverse organizational boundaries, particularly with child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS)...
  28. doi request reprint Health checks in primary care for adults with intellectual disabilities: how extensive should they be?
    U Chauhan
    University of Manchester, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester, UK
    J Intellect Disabil Res 54:479-86. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to explore the additional value of a health check for people with ID compared with standard care provided through the current QOF structure...
  29. ncbi request reprint Medical error: a discussion of the medical construction of error and suggestions for reforms of medical education to decrease error
    H Lester
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Med Educ 35:855-61. 2001
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  30. ncbi request reprint Stresses and coping strategies of mothers living with a child with cystic fibrosis: implications for nursing professionals
    Rebecca Hodgkinson
    Department of Primary Care and General Practice, Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    J Adv Nurs 39:377-83. 2002
    ..Caring for a child with CF is stressful and this has implications for the main carer, the parental relationship, well siblings, family functioning as well as the affected child...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc Developments in the provision of primary health care for homeless people
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 52:91-2. 2002
  34. 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...
  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. pmc Future of quality measurement
    Helen Lester
    National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Manchester M13 9PL
    BMJ 335:1130-1. 2007
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. pmc Early intervention for first episode psychosis
    David Shiers
    BMJ 328:1451-2. 2004
  41. pmc On being a proper doctor
    Helen Lester
    Br J Gen Pract 58:378. 2008
  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. 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