Taking Part in Research

GMMH is a research active Trust. Research is required to improve and develop mental health services and as part of our NHS constitution we are committed to tell our service users about research opportunities which they might be interested in. Those who participate can report a range of benefits and are often pleased to be potentially helping others.

The Trust has a range of research studies on offer. They vary in the time they take and with what’s involved. For example participating could involve anything from receiving a talking therapy to providing a one off blood sample.

If you are interested in finding out more you can use the navigation bar on the left. You can also contact our Lead Clinical Studies Officers (CSOs) for the Trust who can advise if there are any research studies that you may be eligible to take part in (all information will be kept confidential).

Steve Lankshear (Lead CSO for Mental Health Research Studies)
Mobile: 07507 845 953
Email: steve.lankshear@gmmh.nhs.uk

If you do choose to get in touch, this does not commit you to taking part in any research but will give us a chance to answer any questions or concerns you might have. Whether or not you choose to take part in research does not affect your NHS care in any way.

Alternatively you can use the following National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) tool to help find a research study that might be suitable for you: https://www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk/.