Vacancy for an Associate Director (Industry) to join the Executive Committee of the NIHR MHRN
Applications are invited for an Associate Director (Industry) to join the Executive Committee of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Mental Health Research Network (MHRN). The Associate Director of the (NIHR) Mental Health Research Network will be expected to contribute to strategic leadership across a range of MHRN activities with specific responsibility for the MHRN industry portfolio. Download the information pack.
Therapeutic relationship between clinicians and patients investigated as part of collaboration between industry and the MHRN
This paper outlines a collaboration between industry and MHRN and includes patient and public involvement (PPI). This was an industry trial where the UK arm added a service user valued measure following negotiation with MHRN. The company then gave the network the data to analyse after the end of the study. This paper illustrates a working collaboration and that industry partners are often able to adapt studies. The results provide valuable new information and this could not have happened without having an industry trial with rigorous methods on which to base this valuable research. Read the article.
Reference: Wykes T, Rose D, Williams P and David AS: Working alliance and its relationship to outcomes in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of antipsychotic medication, BMC Psychiatry 2013, 13:28.
NIHR MHRN Payments Logbook for Involvement Work now available
Service Users and Carers that get involved research often carry out involvement work for more than one organization. Keeping track of payments for involvement work, and knowing how to respond to enquiries from organisations such as HM Revenue and Customs can become difficult. The NIHR Mental Health Research Network has produced a two-part Payments Logbook for Involvement Work. Part A explains what records for involvement work need to be kept for people in different circumstances, and advice for people on tax and welfare benefits. Parts B and C of the Logbook contain charts that can be adapted as needed so that people can keep records of all payments that they receive for involvement work.
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