How do I contact Research and Development?
Tel: 01603 421255 or 01603 421340
inspire newsletter Issue 1 October 2014
Coming early in 2015 - new research information areas for:
What does NSFT Research do?We provide support to mental health clinicians, academics, industry, service users and carers in the following areas:
I am a service user or a carer, how can I become involved in mental health research?There are many opportunities for you to become involved in research:
I have a research idea, what do I do now?Please email us on RDofficemailbox@nsft.nhs.uk to find out more about how we can help you to develop your idea into a high-quality, practical research project. Our research development officer can help to identify collaborators and funding sources, and guide you through the process from your "light-bulb" moment to a final protocol, in collaboration with inspire!How do I get my research project approved?All research taking place in the NSFT must have a formal Research Permission before it can start. Applications for approval must be submitted to our Research Committee through NSFT Research, using the Integrated Research Application System (IRAS) form. We can also manage any contractual, financial or HR processes required before you start. If you wish to undertake a service evaluation or a research project in the Trust, please also contact us to discuss the next steps.
Research training programme:We run a programme of research training for all NHS staff and academics working in NHS mental health research across the region. Please contact us at RDofficemailbox@nsft.nhs.uk for more information. Our current courses include:
We are currently developing training for service users and carers about becoming involved in research, through the inspire initiative. Research network partnership We work closely with CRN Eastern within an integrated team model to deliver national clinical research across the Trust. This enables us to bring national and international research to Norfolk and Suffolk, and offer our service users and carers more opportunities to become involved in ground-breaking research in mental health conditions. Industry researchWe support the conduct of a number of industry or commercial research projects. We are happy to have a discussion about feasibility, set-up and how we can support industry to set-up mental health research across Norfolk and Suffolk. If you are a representative from industry, please read our Commercial Study Handout v3 and contact us RDofficemailbox@nsft.nhs.uk R&D Operational Capability Statement (RDOCS):At the Trust we are committed to adopting NIHR Research Support Services principles in the operation of NSFT Research. To this end, the Trust Board has approved the following R&D Operational Capability Statement v2.3. Companies and institutions can use this to find out what services we offer and the names and contact details of stakeholders in NSFT Research.
NIHR PID Reporting Data 2014The Government wishes to see a dramatic and sustained improvement in the performance of providers of NHS services in initiating and delivering clinical trials. In 2013 the NIHR requested that providers of NHS services publish outcomes of clinical trial research against certain benchmarks. From October 2014, the NIHR funding to providers of NHS services became conditional on reporting on and meeting the following two benchmarks:
The performance below reflects studies which are considered to be interventional or clinical trials only.
Performance in Initiating: Clinical Trials
Performance in Initiating.pdf
Performance in Delivering: Commercial Studies
Performance in Delivering.pdf