Professor Richard Byng
Profiles

Professor Richard Byng

Professor in Primary Care Research/PenCLAHRC Deputy Director

Clinical Trials & Health Research - Institute of Translational & Stratified Medicine (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of M

Role

I have worked as a part-time researcher since 1995 in a range of research settings and since 2009 have been developing the Primary Care Group in Plymouth. My main area of research is complex care for complex needs and within that I have developed specific areas of expertise and interest:

  • Shared care for long-term mental illness
  • Content of consultations for mental illness
  • Management of common mental health problems
  • Care for individuals with multi-morbidity
  • Offender health care
  • Organisational systems of health care

Qualifications

I am a General Practitioner and researcher with a particular interest in primary care mental health and care of individuals with complex needs. My PhD involved the development and evaluation of shared care for long-term mental illness utilising a cluster randomised controlled trial and a Realistic evaluation-based process evaluation. I have significant experience of service development, management, policy development and teaching.

I continue to work as a GP at Mount Gould Primary Care Centre and a GP with special interest in mental health, for the Icebreak team at The Zone.

2009  GP with Special Interest in Mental Health accreditation

2004  PhD, University of London, Health Services Research

1996  Masters in Public Health (MPH), University of Birmingham

1992-1993  MRCGP, Oxford (Banbury) Vocational Training Scheme

1985-1988  M.B. B.Ch. (Cambridge), The Royal London Hospital Medical College,

1982-1985  B.A. (Hons) Medical Sciences Degree (2:1), Queens' College, Cambridge University

Teaching interests

I teach medical students at the Mount Gould Primary Care Centre and our outreach service for homeless and offenders.

I run special study units for research.

I have taught and facilitated three ‘Trailblazer’ work based learning courses for primary care and specialist clinicians. (2005-7)

Work at Rushey Green involved teaching of medical students regularly during years one, two and four of the undergraduate course; it included seminar teaching and clinical contact. (1996-2002)

I supervised the GP registrar working at a hostel on the Homeless and Rootless GP training rotation. (1995-99) and and support supervision of GP registrars at Mount Gould.

My post in the South Sudan involved developing an integrated problem oriented curriculum for Medical Assistants, covering clinical care, health promotion, management and teaching skills. (1991-92) 

Research interests

I have been involved in projects related to access, commissioning, inter-professional workng and implementation of evidence-based practice.I have worked as a generalist researcher and become experienced with a range of quantiative and qualitative methodologies relevant to health services research, including:

  • Randomised controlled trials
  • Studies involving qualitative interviews
  • Mixed methods analysis
  • Conversation analysis

I have developed a particular interest in developing and field testing theoretical models (programme theory). This is of particular relevance for the development and evaluation of both innovative compled interventions and programmes for translating evidence into practice.

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Alex Georgiadis. PenCLAHRC PhD studentship, Offenders with common mental health problems and their care: examination of the perspectives of offenders and practitioners in a qualitative study. 2012-16

Hannah Storey. ESRC/MRC PhD studentship, The Institutional structure of consultations for depression in primary care. (Peninsula Medical School) From 2007-2011.

Kaj Gohal. D Clin Sci Thesis. Ethnic differences in the content of consultations for depression. (University of Exeter). From 2009-2011.

Grants & contracts

Grants as Chief Investigator

Enagager 2 Offenders with Common Mental Health Problems.  NIHR Programme Development Grant (ENGAGER). 2013-2018 (£2M). This project is developing and evaluating an intervention for prison leavers, incorporating an explorotory RCT

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? NIHR, SDO funded.(£429k) 2012-2014 (Co-Chief investigator with Professor Jonathan Pinkney). This ethnographicstudy aims to describe decision making for potentially avoidable admissions to acute hospitals. 

Engaging Offenders with Common Mental Health Problems. NIHR Programme Development Grant (ENGAGER). 2010-11 (£100k). This project is testing the feasibility of engaging offenders in prison, collecting outcomes and following them up in the community.

 A research evaluation of the south west Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme. NHS southwest. 2009-11 (£300k). This research will use qualitative case studies alongside a large naturalistic regional data base incorporating validated baseline, process and outcome data to examine the predictors of better access and improved mental health.

Care of Offenders: Continuity of Access (COCOA). Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO). 2008-2010 (£493,000). This study described health care for offenders across the system, involving 8 case studies and interviews with 200 offenders. 

NHS R&D Researcher Development Award, 2001-5. 1) The ‘Realistic Evaluation of Mental Health Link’ made up the second part of my PhD. 2) ‘Impact of consultations for depression’ examined real time consultation data to show an association between expression of emotions, GP activity and better outcomes. This unusual data base continues to be exploited in two research degrees which I am supervising.

Evaluation of the Lewisham Depression Programme. Lewisham Research Unit. 2004-5. (£35,000). This research used another theory based evaluation, Theories of Change, to help understand the mechanisms underpinning translation of evidence into practice.

An evaluation of the introduction of evidence-based interventions to the field of mental health in primary care. NHS North Thames R&D Directorate.1998-2001:  (£48,158). This study examined care provided as practitioners aimed to integrate evidence into every day consultations.

A Randomised Controlled trial of shared care (Mental Health Link) between GPs and secondary services for care of the Long Term Mentally Ill. 1998-2001. NHS Primary-secondary interface R&D programme.  (£184,650).  A Randomised Controlled trial of shared care between GPs and secondary services for care of the Long Term Mentally Ill. NHS Primary-secondary interface R&D programme. Pilot Year 1997-98 (£71,762). I conceived the design, and managed the development of both the intervention and the trial process.

Research projects as co-applicant/investigator

Co-applicant. PCT commissioning practice and health system governance. NIHR, SDO. 2009- 11 (Led by Prof Rod Sheaff, University of Plymouth)

Co-applicant. Preventing depressive relapse in NHS practice through mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT). NIHR Health Technology Assessment. (£2.3 million, awarded but under contract negotiation). (Led by Prof  Willem Kuyken, Mood Disorder Centre, Exeter University). 2009-2013.

Investigator, International study of conceptual models of consultations for depression (with Prof Chris Dowrick, Liverpool, Alison Karasch, New York, Prof Evelyn Weel-Baumgarten, Netherlands). Unfunded collaboration.

Co-applicant and supervisor, ESRC/MRC PhD studentship, The Institutional structure of consultations for depression in primary care. (With Rebecca Barnes, Peninsula Medical School). 2007-11.

Investigator, ‘Randomised controlled trial of cognitive training’, MRC Experimental Medicine trial (led by Prof Ed Watkins, Mood Disorder Centre, Exeter University) 2006-9.

Co-applicant and Plymouth Lead for a three site SDO project: ‘The professional experience of governance and incentives: meeting the needs of people with complex conditions in primary care’. 2006-8. (Led by Prof Fiona Ross, St Georges.) 

Study Group member. ‘Randomised controlled trial of Mindfulness based cognitive group therapy for recurrent depression’. 2006-7, MRC. (Led by Prof Willem Kuyken)

Lead researcher and investigator, ‘A research and development programme for suicide prevention: I: The needs of offenders on release from prison. II: Development of a suicide audit toolkit for PCTs.’  2005-6. (Principle investigator, Prof John Campbell)

Study Group Member. ‘Randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors plus supportive care, versus supportive care alone, for mild to moderate depression with somatic symptoms in primary care’. The THREAD Study. (2004-8 HTA funded, led by Prof Tony Kendrick)

 ‘Improving the quality of care for older people with depression: a cross cultural study’. 2001-4. (Led by Prof Shube Banerjee,)

Development of The Lewisham Primary Care Research Consortium

In 1997 I was the lead applicant in a successful bid along with six other practices in applying for R&D research support moneys (following the Culyer report). The consortium was awarded £192,000 over a three year period to support research activity in primary care.

 

Research groups

  • Clinical Trials and Health Research
  • Health
  • Plymouth Inequalities Group

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Lennox C, Kirkpatrick T, Taylor RS, Todd R, Greenwood C, Haddad M, Stevenson C, Stewart A, Shenton D & Carroll L 2018 'Pilot randomised controlled trial of the ENGAGER collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release' Pilot and Feasibility Studies 4, (1) , DOI PEARL
Sheaff WR, Halliday J, Byng R, Øvretveit J, Exworthy M, Peckham S & Asthana S 2017 'Bridging the discursive gap between lay and medical discourse in care coordination' Sociology of Health and Illness 39, (6) PEARL
Gabbay MB, Ring A, Byng R, Anderson P, Taylor RS, Matthews C, Harris T, Berry V, Byrne P & Carter E 2017 'Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: an adaptive randomised controlled pilot trial (DeCoDer study)' Health Technology Assessment 21, (35) 1-164 , DOI PEARL
McCabe R, Sterno I, Priebe S, Barnes R & Byng R 2017 'How do healthcare professionals interview patients to assess suicide risk?' BMC Psychiatry 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Cornes M, Whiteford M, Manthorpe J, Neale J, Byng R, Hewett N, Clark M, Kilmister A, Fuller J & Aldridge R 2017 'Improving hospital discharge arrangements for people who are homeless: A realist synthesis of the intermediate care literature' Health and Social Care in the Community , DOI PEARL
Swancutt D, Joel-Edgar S, Allen M, Thomas D, Brant H, Benger J, Byng R & Pinkney J 2017 'Not all waits are equal: an exploratory investigation of emergency care patient pathways' BMC Health Services Research 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Sweet D, Byng R, Webber M, Enki DG, Porter I, Larsen J, Huxley P & Pinfold V 2017 'Personal wellbeing networks, social capital and severe mental illness: findings from an exploratory study' British Journal of Psychiatry PEARL
Reeve J & Byng R 2017 'Realising the full potential of primary care: uniting the ‘two faces’ of generalism' British Journal of General Practice 67, (660) 292-293 , DOI PEARL
Byng R 2017 'Supporting help-seeking across the ages by reducing our use of stigmatising labels' British Journal of General Practice 67, (656) 112.1-112 , DOI
Pettit S, Qureshi A, Lee W, Stirzaker A, Gibson A, Henley W & Byng R 2017 'Variation in referral and access to new psychological therapy services by age: an empirical quantitative study' British Journal of General Practice 67, (660) e453-e459 , DOI PEARL
Thompson TP, Greaves CJ, Ayres R, Aveyard P, Warren FC, Byng R, Taylor RS, Campbell JL, Ussher M & Green C 2016 'An Exploratory Analysis of the Smoking and Physical Activity Outcomes From a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Exercise Assisted Reduction to Stop Smoking Intervention in Disadvantaged Groups' Nicotine & Tobacco Research 18, (3) 289-297 , DOI PEARL
Kuyken W, Warren FC, Taylor RS, Whalley B, Crane C, Bondolfi G, Hayes R, Huijbers M, Ma H & Schweizer S 2016 'Efficacy of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in Prevention of Depressive Relapse' JAMA Psychiatry 73, (6) 565-565 , DOI PEARL
Thompson TP, Greaves CJ, Ayres R, Aveyard P, Warren FC, Byng R, Taylor RS, Campbell JL, Ussher M & Michie S 2016 'Factors associated with study attrition in a pilot randomised controlled trial to explore the role of exercise-assisted reduction to stop (EARS) smoking in disadvantaged groups' Trials 17, (1) , DOI PEARL
Pinkney J, Rance S, Benger J, Brant H, Joel-Edgar S, Swancutt D, Westlake D, Pearson M, Thomas D & Holme I 2016 'How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals' Health Services Delivery Research 4, (3) 1-1 Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Goodwin VA, Paudyal P, Perry MG, Day N, Hawton A, Gericke C, Ukoumunne OC & Byng R 2016 'Implementing a patient-initiated review system for people with rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective, comparative service evaluation' JOURNAL OF EVALUATION IN CLINICAL PRACTICE 22, (3) 439-445 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Georgiadis A, Byng R, Coomber R & Quinn C 2016 'The social, relational and mental health characteristics of justice-involved men in the south-west England' The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology 27, (6) 835-852 , DOI PEARL
Husk K, Blockley K, Lovell R, Bethel A, Bloomfield D, Warber S, Pearson M, Lang I, Byng R & Garside R 2016 'What approaches to social prescribing work, for whom, and in what circumstances? A protocol for a realist review' Systematic Reviews 5, (1) 1-7 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Davey C, Hargreaves J, Thompson JA, Copas AJ, Beard E, Lewis JJ & Fielding KL 2015 'Analysis and reporting of stepped wedge randomised controlled trials: synthesis and critical appraisal of published studies, 2010 to 2014' Trials 16, (1) , DOI
Keeley T, Khan H, Pinfold V, Williamson P, Mathers J, Davies L, Sayers R, England E, Reilly S & Byng R 2015 'Core outcome sets for use in effectiveness trials involving people with bipolar and schizophrenia in a community-based setting (PARTNERS2): study protocol for the development of two core outcome sets' TRIALS 16, Author Site , DOI
Kuyken W, Hayes R, Barrett B, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Kessler D, Lewis G, Watkins E, Brejcha C & Cardy J 2015 'Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse or recurrence (PREVENT): a randomised controlled trial' Lancet 386, (9988) 63-73 Author Site , DOI PEARL
Byng R, Wheat H & Barnes RK 2015 'Fit for work? How GPs' decisions about fitness to work can improve health' British Journal of General Practice 65, (636) 338-339 , DOI
Child S, Goodwin VA, Perry MG, Gericke CA & Byng R 2015 'Implementing a patient-initiated review system in rheumatoid arthritis: a qualitative evaluation' BMC Health Serv Res 15, Author Site , DOI
Pinfold V, Sweet D, Porter I, Weyer-Brown C, Byng R & Griffiths C 2015 'Improving community health networks for people with severe mental illness: a case study investigation' Health Services and Delivery Research 3, (5)
Sheaff WR, Halliday J, Øvretveit J, Byng R, Exworthy M, Peckham S & Asthana S 2015 'Integration and Continuity of Primary Care: Polyclinics and Alternatives, a Patient-Centred Analysis of How Organisation Constrains Care Coordination' Health Services and Delivery Research 3, (35) 1-150 , DOI PEARL
Byng R 2015 'Invest in community-based solutions that address individuals' needs: not more beds' Br J Gen Pract 65, (633) 174-175 Author Site , DOI
Thompson TP, Greaves CJ, Ayres R, Aveyard P, Warren FC & Byng R 2015 'Lessons learned from recruiting socioeconomically disadvantaged smokes into a pilot randomized controlled trial to explore the role of Exercise Assisted Reduction then Stop (EARS) smoking' Trials 16, , DOI PEARL
Wheat HC, Barnes RK & Byng R 2015 'Practices used for recommending sickness certification by general practitioners: a conversation analytic study of UK primary care consultations' Soc Sci Med 126, 48-58 Author Site , DOI
Reeve J, Dickenson M, Harris J, Ranson E, Dohnhammer U, Cooper L, Krska J, Byng R & Britten N 2015 'Solutions to problematic polypharmacy: learning from the expertise of patients' British Journal of General Practice 65, (635) 319-320 , DOI
Kuyken W, Hayes R, Barrett B, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Kessler D, Lewis G, Watkins E, Morant N & Taylor RS 2015 'The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy compared with maintenance antidepressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence: results of a randomised controlled trial (the PREVENT study)' Health Technology Assessment 19, (73) 1-124 , DOI
Pearson M, Brand SL, Quinn C, Shaw J, Maguire M, Michie S, Briscoe S, Lennox C, Stirzaker A & Kirkpatrick T 2015 'Using realist review to inform intervention development: methodological illustration and conceptual platform for collaborative care in offender mental health' Implementation Science 10, (1) , DOI PEARL
Marshall D, Quinn C, Child S, Shenton D, Pooler J, Forber S & Byng R 2015 'What IAPT services can learn from those who do not attend' Journal of Mental Health , DOI
Kendall T, Morriss R, Mayo-Wilson E & Marcus E 2014 'Assessment and management of bipolar disorder: summary of updated NICE guidance' BMJ 349, (sep25 5) g5673-g5673 , DOI
Ross F, Smith P, Byng R, Christian S, Allan H, Price L & Brearley S 2014 'Learning from people with long-term conditions: new insights for governance in primary healthcare' Health Soc Care Community 22, (4) 405-416 Author Site , DOI
Allan HT, Brearley S, Byng R, Christian S, Clayton J, Mackintosh M, Price L, Smith P & Ross F 2014 'People and Teams Matter in Organizational Change: Professionals' and Managers' Experiences of Changing Governance and Incentives in Primary Care' HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 49, (1) 93-112 Author Site
McPherson S, Oxley D & Byng R 2014 'Treatment Resistant Depression in primary care: co-constructing difficult encounters' Health 18, (3) 261-278 , DOI PEARL
Kuyken W, Byford S, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Lewis G, Taylor R, Watkins ER, Hayes R, Lanham P & Kessler D 2014 'Update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with maintenance anti-depressant treatment depressive relapse/recurrence: the PREVENT trial' TRIALS 15, Author Site , DOI
Byng R, Morriss R & Kapur N 2013 'Assessing risk of suicide or self harm in adults' BMJ f4572, (347)
Sheaff WR, Chambers N, Charles N, Exworthy M, Mahon A, Byng R & Mannion R 2013 'How managed a market? Modes of commissioning in England and Germany' BMC Health Services Research 13, (Supp1 1:58) 1-10 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Byng R, Howerton A, Owens C & Campbell J 2013 'Pathways to suicide attempts among male offenders: the role of mastery and agency' Sociology of Health and Illness
Byng R & Newbold A 2013 'Patient experience of improving access to psychological therapy programme group interventions' Journal of Mental Health
Allan HT, Brearley S, Byng R, Christian S, Clayton J, Mackintosh M, Price L, Smith P & Ross F 2013 'People and Teams Matter in Organizational Change: Professionals' and Managers' Experiences of Changing Governance and Incentives in Primary Care' Heatlh Services Research N/A, , DOI
Morriss R, Kapur N & Byng R 2013 'PRACTICE POINTER Assessing risk of suicide or self harm in adults' BMJ-BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL 347, Author Site , DOI
Newbold A, Hardy G & Byng R 2013 'Staff and patient experience of improving access to psychological therapy group interventions for anxiety and depression' J Ment Health 22, (5) 456-464 Author Site , DOI
Chambers N, Sheaff WR, Mahon A, Byng R, Mannion R, Charles N, Exworthy M & Llewllyn S 2013 'The practice of commissioning healthcare from a private provider: learning from an in-depth case study' BMC Health Services Research 13, ((Suppl 1):S4) 1-10 Publisher Site PEARL
Zahra D, Qureshi AW, Henley W, Taylor R, Byng R, Quinn C, Pooler J, Hardy G & Newbold A 2013 'The Work and Social Adjustment Scale: Reliability, Sensitivity, and Value' International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice Publisher Site
Moore M, Byng R, Stuart B, Harris T & Kendrick T 2013 ''Watchful waiting' or 'active monitoring' in depression management in primary care: Exploring the recalled content of general practitioner consultations' JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS 145, (1) 120-125 Author Site , DOI
Byng R 2012 'Care for common mental health problems: applying evidence beyond RCTs' Fam Pract 29, (1) 3-7 Author Site , DOI
Byng R, Quinn C, Sheaff R, Samele C, Duggan S, Harrison D, Owens C, Smithson P, Annison J & Brown C 2012 'Final report, care for offenders: continuity of access' NIHR June 2012
Smith P, Mackintosh M, Ross F, Clayton J, Price L, Christian S, Byng R & Allan H 2012 'Financial and Clinical Risk in Health Care Reform: A View from Below' Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 17, (2_suppl) 11-17 , DOI
Watkins ER, Taylor RS, Byng R, Baeyens C, Read R, Pearson K & Watson L 2012 'Guided self-help concreteness training as an intervention for major depression in primary care: a Phase II randomized controlled trial' Psychol Med 42, (7) 1359-1371 Author Site , DOI
Byng R 2012 'Recognition of distress and depression in primary care: how far should we go?' Fam Pract 29, (1) 1-2 Author Site , DOI
Karasc A, Dowrick C, Byng R, Buszewicz M, Ferri L, Olde Hartman TC, van Dulmen S, van Weel-Baumgarten E & Reeve J 2012 'What we talk about when we talk about depression: doctor-patient conversations and treatment decision outcomes' British Journal of General Practice 62, 55-63 , DOI
Byng R 2011 'What makes a realistic evaluation?' Fam Med 43, (2) 112-113 Author Site
Kuyken W, Byford S, Byng R, Dalgleish T, Lewis G, Taylor R, Watkins ER, Hayes R, Lanham P & Kessler D 2010 'Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing mindfulness-based cognitive therapy with maintenance anti-depressant treatment in the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence: the PREVENT trial' Trials 11, Author Site , DOI
Farrand P, Confue P, Byng R & Shaw S 2009 'Guided self-help supported by paraprofessional mental health workers: an uncontrolled before--after cohort study' Health Soc Care Community 17, (1) 9-17 Author Site , DOI
Byng R & Gask L 2009 'Improving access to psychological therapies: implications for mental health care in general practice' Br J Gen Pract (59) 640-641
Kendrick T, Chatwin J, Dowrick C, Tylee A, Morriss R, Peveler R, Leese M, McCrone P, Harris T & Moore M 2009 'Randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors plus supportive care, versus supportive care alone, for mild to moderate depression with somatic symptoms in primary care: the THREAD (THREshold for AntiDepressant response) study' HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 13, (22) 1-+ Author Site
Kendrick T, Chatwin J, Dowrick C, Tylee A, Morriss R, Peveler R, Leese M, McCrone P, Harris T & Moore M 2009 'Randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors plus supportive care, versus supportive care alone, for mild to moderate depression with somatic symptoms in primary care: the THREAD (THREshold for AntiDepressant response) study' Health Technol Assess 13, (22) iii-159 Author Site , DOI
Howerton A, Burnett R, Byng R & Campbell J 2009 'The consolations of going back to prison: what 'revolving door' prisoners think of their prospects' Journal of Offender Rehabilitation 48, (5) 439-461 , DOI
Byng R, Norman I, Redfern S & Jones R 2008 'Exposing the key functions of a complex intervention for shared care in mental health: case study of a process evaluation' BMC Health Serv Res 8, Author Site , DOI
Kuyken W, Byford S, Taylor RS, Watkins E, Holden E, White K, Barrett B, Byng R, Evans A & Mullan E 2008 'Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent relapse in recurrent depression' J Consult Clin Psychol 76, (6) 966-978 , DOI
Byng R 2008 'Recognizing and managing psychosis in primary care' Psychiatry 7, (11) 477-481 , DOI
Riley AJ, Byng R, White C & Smith S 2008 'Utilising theories of change to understand the engagement of general practitioners in service improvement: a formative evaluation of the Lewisham Depression Programme' Qual Prim Care 16, (1) 17-26 Author Site
Farrand P, Duncan F & Byng R 2007 'Impact of graduate mental health workers upon primary care mental health: a qualitative study' Health Soc Care Community 15, (5) 486-493 Author Site , DOI
Byng R, Bury C & Weaver L 2007 'Patients' experiences of consultations for depression and predictors of adherence to antidepressants' PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY 12, (3-4) 109-115 Author Site , DOI
Chatwin J & Kendrick T 2007 'Protocol for the THREAD (THREshold for AntiDepressants) study: a randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical and cost-effectiveness of antidepressants plus supportive care, versus supportive care alone, for mild to moderate depression in UK general practice' BMC Family Practice 8, (1) , DOI
White K, Holden E, Byng R, Mullan E & Kuyken W 2007 'Under/over-recruitment to mental health trials' Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 116, (2) 158-158 , DOI
Howerton A, Byng R, Campbell J, Hess D, Owens C & Aitken P 2007 'Understanding help-seeking behaviour among offenders: lessons from a longitudinal qualitative interview study' BMJ 334, (7588) 303-306 , DOI
Lawrence V, Murray J, Banerjee S, Turner S, Sangha K, Byng R, Bhugra D, Huxley P, Tylee A & Macdonald A 2006 'Concepts and causation of depression: a cross-cultural study of the beliefs of older adults' Gerontologist 46, (1) 23-32 Author Site
Murray J, Banerjee S, Byng R, Tylee A, Bhugra D & Macdonald A 2006 'Primary care professionals' perceptions of depression in older people: a qualitative study' Social Science & Medicine 63, (5) 1363-1373
Murray J, Banerjee S, Byng R, Tylee A, Bhugra D & Macdonald A 2006 'Primary care professionals’ perceptions of depression in older people: a qualitative study' Social Science & Medicine 63, (5) 1363-1373 , DOI
Farrand P, Duncan F & Byng R 2006 'Roles undertaken by graduate mental health workers across South West England' PRIMARY CARE & COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY 11, (1) 21-27 Author Site , DOI
Byng R 2005 'Recognizing and managing psychosis in primary care' Psychiatry 4, (11) 61-64 , DOI
Byng R, Norman I & Redfern S 2005 'Using Realistic Evaluation to Evaluate a Practice-level Intervention to Improve Primary Healthcare for Patients with Long-term Mental Illness' Evaluation 11, (1) 69-93 , DOI
Byng R, Norman I & Redfern S 2005 'Using realistic evaluation to evaluate a practice-level intervention to imrpove primary health care for patients with long-term mental illness' Evaluation 1, (11) 69-93
Byng R, Jones R, Leese M, Hamilton B, McCrone P & Craig T 2004 'Exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of shared care development for long-term mental illness' British Journal of General Practice 54, (501) 259-266
Byng R, Jones R, Leese M, Hamilton B, McCrone P & Craig T 2004 'Exploratory cluster randomised controlled trial of shared care development for long-term mental illness' Br J Gen Pract 54, (501) 259-266 Author Site
Byng R 2004 'Link Workers and Liaison with Primary Care: Lessons from Case Studies' Mental Health Review Journal 9, (4) 13-18 , DOI
Byng R & Jones R 2004 'Mental Health Link: the development and formative evaluation of a complex intervention to improve shared care for patients with long-term mental illness' J Eval Clin Pract 10, (1) 27-36 Author Site
Byng R 2004 'Physical care for patients with mental illness' Practitioner 248, (1659) 440-445 Author Site
Byng R, Weaver L & Bury C 2003 'GPs' beliefs about their management of depression and needs for supporting change in practice' PRIMARY CARE PSYCHIATRY 8, (4) 121-125 Author Site , DOI
Byng R, Weaver L & Bury C 2003 'GPs' beliefs about their management of depression and needs for supporting change in practice' Primary Care Psychiatry 8, (4) 121-125
Byng R & Smith K 2001 'Postcards from the 21st century - Time heals! Using time as a currency' BRITISH JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE 51, (472) 950-951 Author Site
Byng R & Smith K 2001 'Time heals! Using time as a currency' Br J Gen Pract 51, (472) 950-951 Author Site
Byng R 1993 'Primary Mental Health Care in Nicaragua' Social Science and Medicine (36) 625-629
Books
Casey P & Byng R 2011 Psychiatry in Primary Care. Cambridge Univ Pr
Byng R & Single H 1999 Developing Primary Care for Patients with Long-Term Mental Illness.
Reynolds A & Thornicroft G 1999 Managing mental health services. Open Univ Pr
Chapters
Creed F, Henningsen P & Byng R 2011 'Achieving optimal treatment organisation in different countries: Suggestions for service development applicable across different healthcare systems' Medically Unexplained Symptoms, Somatisation and Bodily Distress: Developing Better Clinical Services 236-252 , DOI
Conference Papers
Quinn C, Porter I, Pinfold V & Byng R 2016 'Retaining Cross-Case Generalisability and Within-Case Specificity: A Methodological Exploration'
Quinn C, Brand S, Owens C & Byng R 2016 'Synthesizing Multiple Qualitative Data Sets and Refining the Results in Complex Settings: Power and Paradigms'
Byng R, Quinn C & Sheaff R 2014 'A new causal model of access and continuity for marginalised groups'
Qureshi AW, Byng R, Newbold A, Zahra D, Pooler J, Hardy G, Forber S, Weyer-Brown C, Taylor R & Henley W 2012 'Variations in access to therapy for depression and anxiety with the new Improving Access to Psychological Therapy Services' South West Society for Academic Primary Care Torquay 07/03/2012 08/03/2012
Reports
Lloyd H, Witts L, Callaghan L, Horrell J, Roberts J, Byng R, Blackwell R & Close J 2015 AN EVALUATION OF THE SOMERSET PRACTICE QUALITY SCHEME (SPQS). Academic Health Science Network Publisher Site