Frank Lawrence Kingsman Hughes

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In recent years, early intervention services have attempted to identify people with a first episode of psychosis as early as possible, reducing the duration of untreated psychosis and changing the timing of delivery of interventions. The logic of early intervention is based partly on accessing people in a more treatment responsive stage of illness in which(More)
BACKGROUND Bacterial pneumonia is a well described complication of influenza. In recent years, community-onset methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (cMRSA) infection has emerged as a contributor to morbidity and mortality in patients with influenza. Since the emergence and rapid dissemination of pandemic A(H1N1)2009 influenzavirus in April 2009,(More)
OBJECTIVE International guidelines recommend monitoring for weight gain and metabolic disturbance in patients prescribed second generation antipsychotics. We aimed to investigate whether a targeted intervention could improve levels of monitoring in a first episode psychosis clinic. METHOD A pre-intervention audit of both metabolic screening rates and(More)
OBJECTIVE Clinicians are increasingly being asked to implement guideline recommendations into their practice, but are given little practical guidance on this complex task. In this paper we outline a promising theory-driven approach we took to implementing guideline recommendations about routine monitoring of weight gain and metabolic disturbance in our(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the core components of the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre service model as the template agreed with the Australian Federal Government for national upscaling. The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre model of early intervention has two main goals: to reduce the period of time between the onset of(More)
AIM Our aim was to develop an implementation guide that was informed by an analysis of context-specific barriers and enablers, behaviour change theory, as well as evidence about the effects of implementation interventions, for the establishment and scaling up of an early intervention model for psychosis (called Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention(More)
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