Meeting the physical health needs of people with serious mental illness (SMI) in primary care

Using a mixed methods approach to address this research question. The qualitative part of the study explores patient and practitioner perspectives on quality of care in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It consists of 19 interviews with people living with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and 11 interviews with GPs and practice nurses. 

The quantitative part of the study will use electronic health records to investigate the impact of financial incentives from the Quality and Outcomes Framework for physical health checks on SMI patients.