Richard Byng

Tuesday, September 18 2012 at 6:30PM

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Barbican Theatre,
Castle Street,

Richard Byng

What's the talk about?

Richard will first provide, through discussion of anonmyised cases, an insight into the difficulties practitioners have in applying evidence to individual patients. He will go on to show how a range of quantative and qualitative research techniques may be needed to answer what may seem like a straightforward question: 'Does setting up mental health care appointments in the community, for prisoners with anxiety and depression, improve outcomes?'

He will be expecting discussion and challenges from the floor.

Richard Byng is a GP with experience of research, service development and policy. He has carried out research on consultations for depression, offenders' mental health and the Improving Access to Psycological Therapies programme.

He has developed a new general practice with integrated primary care mental health team, a practice based Time Bank and systems for shared mental health care at practice and PCT level.

His current posts are: Clinical Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, Peninsula Medical School; GP and GP with Special Interest, Plymouth Community Health Care.