Who is involved?
Resources for Effective Sleep Treatment (REST) is a three year
quality improvement project funded by the Health Foundation as
part of their Engaging With Quality in Primary Care initiative.
project aims to improve treatment for people with insomnia by promoting
a range of treatment options beyond sleeping pills and is being carried
out across Lincolnshire.
I think that the REST project is a tremendous initiative. For years, sleep has been a rather neglected topic in the NHS. The REST project provides practical, evidence based help, and I would encourage GPs to make full use of it.
Professor Colin Espie
Since joining REST we have significantly changed our approach - we have reduced hypnotic prescribing by using alternative strategies including sleep diaries and simple CBTi techniques.
Dr Zubair Qureshi