At Sussex Partnership we carry out research to improve the care we give to our patients. We are one of the top five mental health trusts for research in the country.
Letting patients know about research - The Research Leaflet
We’re changing the way that we tell our patients about opportunities to take part in research studies.
In the past we’ve relied upon busy clinicians telling patients about studies, or on volunteers who have joined our Research Network. We want everyone to have the chance to hear about research that they can take part in . From February 2016* the Research and Development Team are able to access patient records in order to send patients relevant study information – unless they tell us that they don’t want to hear from us. Patients sent information about research studies are under NO obligation to take part.
Patients who are happy to hear about research opportunities do not need to do anything.
People who do not want their records accessed in order to be contacted about research, need to complete a research opt out form below.
For more information you can download our research leaflet here.
* This applies to our adult services. For our children and young people and learning disability services, this change is still under review.
Join our research network
The Research Network provides an opportunity to know more about our research activity. Members will be invited to research events, receive research updates and a copy of our annual magazine. Our mental health research includes:
- mood and anxiety
- brain and body
- personality, emergency care and complex needs
- children and young people
- approaches to involvement and recovery and
- learning disability.
Whatever your role at Sussex Partnership or our partner agencies, whether you are a member of staff, a carer, a volunteer, or someone who uses our services, you may have valuable ideas and insights about the research that we do. Please get in touch at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To join our Research Network please complete the form below. If you are a service user, signing up to the Research Network allows the Research Team to access your clinical notes to find relevevant studies for you.