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NIHR CRN: Eastern – Mental Health Service User and Carer Group

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: –

Email address: eastangliahub@cpft.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01223 746135

Address:

Douglas House

18D Trumpington Road

Cambridge

CB2 8AH

Remit of the group

Mental Health specific

Frequency of meetings

Every 2 months

Who can consult the group?

Any researchers

Website

Website currently out of date and not in use.

Publications

N/A

More about the group (optional)

The group was set up in 2009 and meets 6 times a year to discuss how to continue to increase service user and carer involvement in research.  The group involves service users and carers who act as a link between both local and national groups.  There is also representation at each meeting from one of the Clinical Studies Officers within the Mental Health team to ensure good strong working links.  Some of the work undertaken so far includes checking over Patient Information Sheets and Consent Forms for researchers, training of Clinical Studies Officers and involvement with recruitment of the Mental Health team staff.