We are very pleased to share the news that Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT), a CLAHRC EoE partner organisation providing mental health services, has been has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for the work they carry out to make sure its research brings the greatest possible benefits to people using its services.

The Trust has been named as a finalist in the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) 2015 awards in the ‘clinical research impact category following evidence submitted outlining a range of different initiatives taking place across the Trust, many of which are already bringing benefits to service users. They include:

  • Embedding research within clinical services by including it in staff inductions and appointing research leads and champions in different services.
  • The launch of a five-year research development programme to progress research in three priority areas – child and youth, adult recovery and wellbeing and dementia and complexity in later life.
  • Training new investigators to support research studies.
  • The introduction of an innovative online research referral and information system to help break down barriers to research.
  • Launching a new user-friendly website to help service users get more involved in research.
  • Using research to develop the first specialised youth service of its kind in England.

It also highlighted  the positive impact of completing a CLAHRC Fellowship for two members of NSFT staff and spoke to the continued collaboration with CLAHRC EoE in the development of their Research and Development Knowledge Centre.

For more information, please see the NSFT website here

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