Ruth Barnes

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Twenty-seven men with laboratory-confirmed lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) were identified among 211 patients tested for LGV or chancroid during a 6-y period. The patients with LGV ranged in age from 17 to 73 y; most were from countries other than France. Twenty-five sought care because of inguinal adenopathy (with spontaneous draining fistulae in two(More)
1 University of Liverpool, Department of Public Health, Liverpool, United Kingdom. Send correspondence to: Alex Scott-Samuel, Department of Public Health, University of Liverpool, Whelan Building, Quadrangle, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 3GB, United Kingdom; telephone: +44 151 794 5569; fax: +44 151 794 5588; e-mail: alexss@liverpool.ac.uk. An early(More)
BACKGROUND Improving access to psychological therapies (IAPTs) services deliver evidence-based care to people with depression and anxiety. A quality improvement (QI) initiative was undertaken by an IAPT service to improve referrals providing an opportunity to evaluate equitable access. METHODS QI methodologies were used by the clinical team to improve(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate equity of patient outcomes in a psychological therapy service, following increased access achieved by a quality improvement (QI) initiative. DESIGN Retrospective service evaluation of health outcomes; data analysed by ANOVA, chi-squared and Statistical Process Control. SETTING A psychological therapy service in Westminster,(More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric outlet obstruction usually presents with non-bilious vomiting, colicky epigastric pain, loss of appetite and occasionally, upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Causes can be classified as benign or malignant, or as extra- or intraluminal. Gastrojejunostomy is a well-recognised surgical procedure performed to bypass gastric outlet(More)
This paper outlines a structured argument for the use of routine health and demographic data to support the delivery of equitable services that are better aligned to the needs of the populations they serve. The paper describes case studies from a nationally funded research and quality improvement programme in London, UK as examples of targeting existing(More)