We’re engaged, R U? Possibilities and pitfalls inengaging people in mental health research Professor Patrick Callaghan Associate Director (NHS Engagement) Annual Scientific Meeting London 20 March 2013
Outline of presentation• Discuss the importance of research• Outline pragmatic science approach to research• The engaged trust• Examples of engagement activities• MHRN engagement strategy• Evaluation of the strategy
Evaluation of Engagement Strategy• MHRN engagement data• Survey of Trusts• Podcast views• Inspection bodies criterion• Trust engagement data
I’m engaged R U?1. I would like to become involved in research here, how might I do this?2. What evidence is there to show that this treatment will help me?3. What evidence is there about side effects I might expect?
Key points• Research allows the NHS make discoveries and make these discoveries matter to people’s health and well being• This impact requires a high level of engagement from staff at all levels of the NHS, people using services, regulators and other stakeholders• The MHRN engagement strategy outlines 7 work streams designed to increase the NHS’ engagement in research that matters