South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s research and development team are celebrating the research achievements of clinicians at the Trust.
The team held a special event to formally recognise the achievements which include having the highest number of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) portfolio studies and service user involvement in research regionally in 2013. The event was attended by staff, guest speakers, Trust chief executive Steven Michael OBE and the Trust’s chair, Ian Black, who commended the staff on their research involvement.
Research into health and the delivery of health services is an essential part of work within the Trust. Findings taken from research studies help the Trust find innovative and effective treatments which can significantly improve health outcomes for service users.
Professor Mike Lucock, associate director of research at the Trust said, “Research helps to encourage a culture of improving and developing innovative, effective and efficient services. It also helps us to evaluate how effective our services are in improving outcomes such as mental and physical health and quality of life for our service users.”
Abdullah Kraam, associate medical director for research and development said, “We’re pleased to be celebrating those who make high quality research happen within the Trust. The research and development team has achieved some great things throughout the past year and we hope to build on this in the future. We’re always looking to promote research to our staff and people who use our services in order to ensure we’re delivering the best possible care and outcomes.”
To find out more about research within the Trust, visit our website.