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. In order for researchers to know who to contact about research projects we have introduced Consent for Contact (C4C).
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 co-ordinator 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 from. 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 the Trust
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 giving a reason.
Whether you sign up for the C4C register or not, your care will not be affected in any way.
Are you currently using one of our services? If so and you’re interested in signing up to C4C you can talk to your care co-ordinator, call the C4C team directly on 020 7848 0644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.