Patient involvement in research boosts study success
Prof Til Wykes, director of the MHRN who is founder and Co-Director of the Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) at King’s has written the blog; 'Developing best treatments means patient involvement every step of the way'. It gives an insight into how Patient and Public Involvement is to improve the quality, feasibility and translational value of research. Click on the link above to read the full blog and click here to read the news story.
Case studies illustrating the impact of service user and carer involvement on research available
A series of six case studies have been produced illustrating how service user and carer involvement has an impact on mental health research. The benefits are wide-ranging influencing all stages of a project, from developing a research question through to implementing the findings. Read the case studies here.
Budgeting for involvement guide available
The MHRN and INVOLVE have teamed up to produce a new resource to help with budgeting for the costs of involving service users and carers in research. The first part of the guide is a written document which can be downloaded here . The second part is an online cost calculator: http://www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/involvement-cost-calculator/