Qandeel Shah

De-implementation of low value practices: A patient perspective

Qandeel graduated from the University of Leeds with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2018. After working in inpatient mental health services for two years, Qandeel returned to Leeds to study MSc Psychological Approaches to Health (2021). She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Leeds, funded by NIHR ARC. Qandeel’s PhD explores the use of low value mental health care practices from the service user’s perspective. Qualitative methods including interviews and ethnographic observations will be used to identify potential targets for de-implementation and explore how these practices could be reduced, removed, replaced, or restricted.

Qandeel Shah's latest projects

De-implementation of low value practices: A patient perspective (Improvement Science PhD, Qandeel Shah)

Overuse of unnecessary or harmful care is a worldwide problem and it is estimated that 30% of care provided has little or no benefit to the patient. Although progress has...

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Rebecca Lawton

Theme Lead

Andria Hanbury

Theme Manager

Lynn McVey

Senior Research Fellow