Carolyn Chew-Graham

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Carolyn Chew-Graham is a GP Principal in Central Manchester, Professor of General Practice Research at Keele University, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Mental Health at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor of Primary Care, University of Manchester, and Visiting Professor at the University of York. Carolyn’s main areas of interest and expertise include the primary care management of people with mental health problems, multiple health conditions and unexplained symptoms; and the mental health and wellbeing of clinicians. She has qualitative research methods expertise, drawing on theories from social sciences and psychology, but always with a focus on clinical practice – trying to answer questions that are important to patients, their families, health care professionals and the NHS. Carolyn chairs the RCGP ‘Research Paper of the Year’ panel and is ‘Curriculum Advisor, Mental Health’. She is Chair of the Society of Academic Primary Care. Carolyn is currently a member of the NICE Clinical Guideline Development Group Depression (update) and a standing member of a NICE Quality Standards Advisory Group - work which directly impacts on commissioning decisions and patient care. She is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Health Expectations.

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Predicting depression relapse: is this possible and useful?

In this blog for clinicians, researchers, people with depression and those supporting them, Andrew Moriarty (Academic GP), Nick Meader (Researcher), Emma Williams (Expert by experience) and Carolyn Chew-Graham (Professor of General Practice Research) look at the latest Cochrane evidence on predicting relapse of depression. Is predicting relapse possible, and likely to be useful to general practitioners (GPs) and patients?