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DECODE-2, Learning Disabilities

NIHR DECODE: Data-driven machinE-learning aided stratification and management of multiple long-term COnditions in adults with intellectual disabilitiEs

Some people with learning disabilities have health problems that last a long time.
The DECODE project wants to help people with learning disabilities have better healthcare. The researchers want to talk to people about what they think is good and bad about their healthcare. The researchers will use computers to organise the information. DECODE is part of 7 research studies across the UK using artificial intelligence. It is funded by the NIHR. The principal investigators for this study are Dr Satheesh Gangadharan and Thomas Jun
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PI: Dr Satheesh Gangadharan
LPT: Dr Reza Kiani, Amy Wilkins, Sarah Rabbitte



Bolus Pouch Feed Study, Nutrition and Dietetics

Exploring the acceptability of a new enteral tube feed for people who bolus feed

Many community-based patients depend on receiving Bolus Feeding for their dietary needs. This can deliver a patient’s total prescribed tube feed volume more rapidly than other methods, but currently requires a lot of additional equipment. This study from Nutricia is investigating the impact of a new enteral tube feed for patients who bolus feed with a unique, small volume, squeezable pouch to explore it’s acceptability and patient quality of life whilst using this feeding pouch.

PI: Yvonne Dube



Delivering Eating Disorder Treatment to Autistic People, Eating Disorders

The purpose of this project is to gain a better understanding of how psychological interventions are used clinically with autistic service-users living with an eating disorder.

This research aims to understand how healthcare practitioners deliver eating disorder treatments, namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E) and the Maudsley Model of Anorexia Nervosa Treatment for Adults (MANTRA), for autistic service-users and what, if any, adaptations are made to therapeutic style and materials to achieve better outcomes.

Local Collaborator: Zoe Thistlewood



Exploring practitioners’ experiences of CAMHS Telephone Triage before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: An interpretative phenomenological analysis, CAMHS

This project aims to explore and gain telephone triage practitioners’ experience of delivering phone triage for children and young people’s mental health before, during and after the COVID19 lockdown.

This research aims to gain understanding and attain meaning from practitioners’ lived experience of telephone triage in CAMHS before, during and after the COVID19 lockdown. This is essential in supporting practitioners’ wellbeing, training and decision making for junior and newly qualified practitioners in a climate of ever-increasing workloads and workforce challenges.

Chief Investigator: Taona Chatora

The information on this page is correct as of November 2023.

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