Actively Engaging Trusts to Integrate Research into Care

Project Description
Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust identified an opportunity to improve their service by establishing a simple consent system which increases the number of clinicians actively recruiting to studies and enables more patients to be approached to take part in clinical research.

This was part of a wider campaign to embed and develop a research culture amongst all staff working in older people’s mental health.

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  • You need to get the executive board of the Trust involved
  • It is important to engage all clinical staff in this process
  • Keep it simple to minimise the amount of work that health professionals have to do
    – directing patients to Join Dementia Research allows them to register themselves to the service to express their interest in participating in research
  • Memory Assessment and Research Centre Patient Survey Results

    It was essential that any recruitment strategy has patients and their opinions at the heart of delivery. Here are the results from a local patient survey used to inform that strategy.

  • Memory Assessment and Research Centre Poster and Leaflet

    Poster and leaflets are used in patient areas to help inform patients of the local opportunities and services. These were produced to promote patient and staff engagement with research at MARC. Join Dementia Research materials can also be used.

  • Memory Assessment and Research Centre: Recruitment Strategy

    Having an overarching strategy is essential to remain focussed on delivery, and to ensure you can measure and track success. Detailed here is the study recruitment strategy for the Memory Assessment & Research Centre – Southampton.

  • Memory Research List Letter

    Letter and information provided to patients when joining the local register for research interest.

  • Stakeholder Analysis

    Stakeholder analysis should be done at the start of every project / change to ensure you involve everyone appropriately – it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here is the simple stakeholder analysis used to support delivery and communications.

  • South Coast Dementia Service Mapping

    Understanding local NHS services, patient pathways and organisations is essential. This is a local report which details the outcomes of a review of local NHS dementia services – used to improve understanding of local environment and inform recruitment strategy.

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