What's New on Our Website 

'What’s New on Our Website’ is a regular email to inform you of the latest news and events that have been posted on our website.

Included this week:
  • Our Fellows Showcase & CRN Eastern's 'Maximising Research Capacity' specialty meeting
  • Opportunities to mentor psychiatry trainees; the effects of missing data on preferences for place of death; and PROMISE-ing to reduce the use of force in mental health care
  • And our latest blog 'Commodificaiton of Care in LD services' 

Don't Forget

CLAHRC EoE Fellows Showcase Day 

Register now to avoid disappointment!

3 December 2015

The Cambridge Belfry Hotel, Cambourne 

We invite you to join us at our annual CLAHRC East of England Fellows showcase event, where we will hear from current and past fellows about their fellowship projects and experiences.
This day is for everyone interested in the outcomes and impacts of the projects carried out across the region, including health and social care professionals, researchers, commissioners and service managers.

If you are considering applying for a CLAHRC Fellowship in the future, this is a great way to find out more and network with key people involved in the programme.

For more information and to book your free place, please see here

We look forward to seeing you there!


Mentoring Opportunity in our Clinical Academic Psychiatry Training scheme


Are you an academic looking to develop your mentoring skills?

CLAHRC EoE is looking for senior academics to mentor an ‘academic apprentice’ for a period of either 3 to 6 months, as part of their Clinical Academic Psychiatry Training apprenticeship scheme 2016.

The aim of the scheme is to build future research capacity in mental health by introducing clinical research methodologies to junior doctors training to be psychiatrists. Apprenticeship content is decided by the mentor and could include Clinical research methodology and / or Clinical teaching.

Read here for more information about the scheme and how to submit your interest

Expressions of interest submission deadline: Friday 27 November 2015

Uncertainty about where patients want to die: findings from a CLAHRC EoE study

A CLAHRC EoE funded systematic review of 61 studies looking at UK adult preferences for place of death has found that when missing preferences (e.g. not recorded or unclear) were included in the analysis it became uncertain where most participants with cancer or other conditions wanted to die. In addition, patient preferences appeared to be associated with where patients were cared for. 

Lead author Sarah Hoare, (PhD student, Cambridge Institute of Public Health) and co-authors including CLAHRC Principal Investigator Dr Stephen Barclay are pleased to share that their paper on the study 'Do Patients Want to Die at Home? A Systematic Review of the UK Literature, Focused on Missing Preferences for Place of Death’, has been published in PLoS ONE.

For more information and a link to both the full article and it's press release, please see our website

The PROMISE charter – seeking to eliminate the use of force in mental health

On the 9th October, organisations across the region and beyond were asked to pledge their support to the PROMISE Charter, (hosted by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust) which seeks "to redefine the frontiers of humane care and promote dignity by eliminating reliance on the exercise of force in mental health"

The Charter is borne from the CLAHRC EoE funded project "PRO-active Management of Integrated Services and Environments (PROMISE)", which is already fostering important changes in delivery of care to patients in CPFT and other organisations.

Pledge your support and find out much more about the Charter and the Project here

Commodification of Care in Learning Disabilities services, a new blog by Rashmi Becker 

In her blog, Rashmi Becker (PhD student in the CLAHRC EoE Enduring Disabilities and / or Disadvantage Theme) reflects upon the challenges and opportunities concerning social care for people with learning disabilities (LD), in the aftermath of the Winterbourne View scandal. Witnessing these both first-hand through her personal and professional experiences with LD services, has motivated her to complete a PhD exploring the commodification of care and implications for people with LD.

Read Rashmi's insightful blog here


Maximising research capacity through sharing best practice: A Specialty Meeting


Wednesday 25 November 2015

Ely, Cambridgeshire

Hosted by NIHR CRN: Eastern Division 4, this Specialty Meeting is open to mental health, dementia and neurology researchers. The day will include speakers from each mental health organisation and neurology research services in the East of England region, with interactive workshops in the afternoon

Please see here for the programme and how to book your place.

Only a week left to register!

Contact Us:

CLAHRC EoE Office Douglas House, 18 Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 8AH
Phone: 01223 746073