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Bamford Implementation Commissioned Call Portfolio

The 2007 Bamford Review of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities (‘Bamford’ ) identified a considerable number of areas of research need. The Review’s recommendations for research were further developed in the Bamford Action Plan launched by the Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety in 2009. 

The Health & Social Care Research and Development Division of the Public Health Agency (HSC R&D Division) worked with users of research (policy-makers, practitioners and commissioners) and with researchers to determine the main priority research areas. Patients, clients and carers were also consulted as part of that determination process. A series of Rapid Reviews was commissioned in each of the agreed priority areas (see end table). These reviews aimed to: consider the available literature; identify policy implications; examine specified sub-themes; and determine the key research questions to inform the current call. The Rapid Reviews also provide immediate outputs for use by policy-makers, practitioners and commissioners. The Rapid Reviews were peer reviewed by an external panel of international experts and launched on 30 November 2011.

The external expert panel identified eight priority research questions suggested by the Rapid Reviews and following an application process and independent expert panel review, HSC R&D Division commissioned five awards to address research questions within a Northern Ireland Context in the fields of intellectual disability and mental health.

Awards made under the Commissioned Research Call in Bamford Implementation in 2011.

(final costs are subject to change, project status correct as of October 2017)

  AWARDS   (click title to download abstract)
 
Prof O Barr (UU)

A natural experiment investigating differences in how residential facilities support people with intellectual disabilities with challenging behaviour and/or mental health problems

2013-2016 Status: Research Active
£328,137

 
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Dr L Taggart (UU)
Effective family support models during the transition of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) into old age
2013-2016 Status: Research Complete
£295,070

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Click here for the executive summary

click here for the policy brief
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Dr B Kelly (QUB)
Transitions & outcomes for care leavers with mental health and/or intellectual disabilities
2013-2016 Status: Research Complete
£323,068

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Click here for the executive summary
 
Technical Reports
Click here for the literature review
Click here for the policy review
Click here for the profiling report
Click here for the case study report
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Dr A McLaughlin (QUB)
Parental Alcohol Use and Resilience in Young People in Northern Ireland: A study of Family, Peer & School Processes
2013-2016 Status: Research Complete 
£108,952

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Prof G Leavey (UU)
Improving pathways and care for young people in NI with mental health problems in the transition from CAMHS to adult services (IMPACT)
2013-2016 Status: Research Complete
£388,160

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Rapid Reviews - Click here for the summary report

(Click on each title below for the full review)

Prof B Bunting (UU)
Personality Disorders (Rapid Review)
2011-2012
£20,880
Prof B Bunting (UU)
Mental Health in Primary Care (Rapid Review)
2010-2011
£25,509
UU – Ulster University
QUB – Queen’s University of Belfast
BHSCT – Belfast Health and Social Care Trust