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.
Good Practice Guidance for Involving People with Experience of Mental Health Problems in Research now available
The 2006 SURGE good practice guidelines for involving service users in research have been completely revised and updated. The revised guidelines have been re-named 'The NIHR MHRN Good Practice Guidance for Involving Service Users in Research'. The guidelines will be of interest to anyone looking to involve people with experience of mental health problems in a research study. The guidelines contain many links to external websites and useful documents throughout. A concise verson of the guide is forthcoming. Download the guidelines.
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