Our Congratulations go to two study teams for their nominations in the CPFT Research Innovation Award 

Every year, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (NIHR CLAHRC EoE’s host organisation) hold an award ceremony to recognise the dedication and achievements of individuals and teams across the Trust.

This year, we are very proud to share the news that 2 study teams receiving CLAHRC EoE funding have been nominated for the ‘Research Innovation Award’ category:

  • Val Dunn, (Research Associate, University of Cambridge) and her team for the ‘Transition from Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS): young people in 3 NHS Trusts co-produce a Preparation Programme’ study. This is a a participatory, collaborative, creative research workshop approach with young CAMHS users and recent leavers in three NHS Trusts. Young people were recruited into the study via CAMHS participation coordinators. Ideas, barriers and facilitators for supporting young people’s transition as they leave CAMHS and enter adult services have been explored and are being disseminated to key stakeholders.
  • Dr Manaan Kar-Ray (Consultant Psychiatrist, CPFT) and Sarah Rae (PPI representative, CLAHRC EoE and CPFT), and their team for the ‘PROMISE: PROactive Management of Inpatient Services and Environments’ study. The project is using a Participatory Action Research (PAR) approach looking at the issue of physical restraint use on wards and how to reduce it. It is using the knowledge, skills and perspectives of those directly affected by this issue to inform service change across the Trust.

We wish both teams all the best at the awards, being held on 8 April 2016! 

You can see more information on both studies by clicking on the short titles below:


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