July 2015

Grant Success for Dr Andrew Thompson

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Thompson on obtaining funding from Tropical Health Education Trust (THET).

Parker, K., (SHSC) Onyachi, N., Kateregga, C., Nyeko, P., Thompson, A. Respectful Management of Violence and Aggression Training in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital and Surrounding Districts. Tropical Health Education Trust (THET). Awarded July 2015 £82,748 (£13,525 to UoS).

Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust (SHSC) received a Start Up Grant in 2012 from THET to funding a partnership with the mental health unit (MHU) in Gulu Regional Referral Hospital (GRRH) and a national service user group, Mental Health Uganda. The partnerships initial work has focused on  increasing patient and staff safety via providing a framework and training for managing aggression and violence in MHU (RESPECT programme).  This pilot work has been evaluated by UoS and we now plan to expand the programme into the Accident and Emergency department and other wards at GRRH that encounter challenging behaviour. Funding will provide support to extend the programme and to investigate its benefits to patients and staff at GRRH.