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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Research Network Group

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: Carolyn Asher (Patient, Carer and Public Involvement and Engagement Co-ordinator/Service User Research Assistant)

Email address: carolyn.asher@southernhealth.nhs.uk

Telephone: 02380 475 373 / 02380 475 258

Mobile:  07795 823 106

Address:

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Research and Development Department

Tom Rudd Unit

Moorgreen Hospital

Botley Road

West End

Southampton

SO30 3JB

Remit of the group

We at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust have a vision to enable every patient with the opportunity to be involved in research.  To that end we run Patient, Carer and Public Research Networks interested in the following conditions:-

  • mental health
  • diabetes
  • stroke
  • dementia (including Alzheimer’s Disease) and Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease & Huntington’s Disease etc.

Frequency of meetings

Every two to three months

Who can consult the group?

Any researchers or those interested in User Led Research based in the Southern Health Trust area.

Website

www.southernhealth.nhs.uk/research/get-involved/ppi

Publications

None at present other than newsletter on above page.

More about the group (optional)

The Research Network groups meet for training and consultations.  There is a regular newsletter. The meetings have a diversity of people with an interest in a range of conditions which makes for an interesting and thought provoking group. Training related to research is offered at these meetings as some people may not have research experience.