Thursday, October 06, 2016
Pioneering research registration scheme hits ten thousand mark
Over 10,000 patients of South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust have now agreed to be contacted for research as part of the Trust’s pioneering research registration scheme, which is supported by the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC).
The Consent for Contact (C4C) programme means that patients at the Maudsley are routinely asked by clinical staff whether they are potentially interested in participating in research. This has created a registry of patients who are willing for researchers to contact them about current or future research conducted in the Maudsley and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).
Since launching in 2012, nearly 14,500 people have been asked about C4C. In October 2016, the number of people consenting to be contacted for research reached 10,000 for the first time, meaning that over two thirds of people asked to date are happy to be contacted about research.
C4C Project Manager Sheri Oduola said, “This is a remarkable milestone and we would like to thank all staff, service users and carers for their efforts and contributions to the Maudsley’s research participation register. We’re looking forward to reaching our next high point!”
If you would like to find out more about C4C or have a question about participating in research, please contact the C4C team at firstname.lastname@example.org.