We are looking for people who are interested in taking part in research that contributes to better health for people with mental health-related problems. For researchers to know who to contact about research projects we have introduced Consent for Contact.
As a first step, we are creating a register of people who would be willing for researchers to contact them to ask if they would like to take part in current or future research projects that interest them. You may have been asked by your care coordinator already or if you are interested, you can ask them.
At this stage, we’re not asking you to agree to any particular study. If you agree to join this register you’re giving your consent for researchers to look at your Trust medical records. By using your records, researchers can check if you might be suitable for a specific research project based on different aspects of your health, for example, your symptoms or your medication. All researchers work for or are approved by us.
If you were found suitable for a particular project, the researcher would contact you and discuss the project in more detail with you. You’re then free to agree to take part or not, without having to give a reason.
Whether you sign up for the Consent for Contact register or not, your care will not be affected in any way.