Research

Clinical research is an important part of what we do at C&I. And the reason it’s important is because it enables us to provide our service users with the latest, most innovative techniques available to aid recovery.
 
If you use our services you will find that our treatments are among the best in the country and are sometimes at the forefront of international thinking and development. To help us ensure we are leading the field, we collaborate with other organisations that are also active in research, expanding our knowledge in psychiatry, psychology, counselling and nursing. 
 
You can find a list of studies currently running at the Trust below.

Our commitment

We are committed to giving our service users the opportunity to be involved in research. By partnering with academics from the Faculty of Brain Sciences at University College London (UCL), we are able to benefit from and contribute to world class research. 
 
For example in a recent high profile project led by UCL called Strategies for Relatives, research showed that if a family member is given eight brief sessions with a psychologist soon after a relative is diagnosed with dementia, their likelihood of developing depression is reduced seven fold. As we took part in this research, we are now using this model of care across our Trust today. 

C&I Research Team

Studies which run at C&I are supported by a dedicated, multi-disciplinary Research Team located at St Pancras Hospital. The team is funded by North Thames Clinical Research Network, which is part of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and care research, and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive in the NHS. The team help make research happen across all Divisions at C&I.

If you would like to find out more about research at C&I, if you are interested in taking part in a study, or you would like to conduct a research trial of your own, then please contact the Research Team Manager Nick Green by post, email or phone using these details:

Nick Green, Research Team Manager

C&I Research Team
1st Floor, Bloomsbury Building
St Pancras Hospital
4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE

Email: nicolas.green@candi.nhs.uk
Tel: 07843 622 500

Noclor Research Support provide our Research and Development function. Noclor assesses whether a proposed study is acceptable for the Trust to take on. They also ensure that the study will be safe, and that the practices involved are of the highest ethical standard. All studies which run at C&I have been approved by Noclor. They can be contacted at contact.noclor@nhs.net

You can read the Research and Development performance reports available to download from this page.

Current studies at the Trust

These are studies which are currently recruiting participants at the Trust. Click on the title of the study to see an information sheet which gives more detail. 

 

DREAMS START (Dementia Related Manual for Sleep : Strategies for Relatives - Many people living with dementia have disturbed sleep, including reduced night-time sleep, night-time wandering and daytime sleepiness. They often wake family members, who may become exhausted, stressed and unhappy. Night-time paid care may be unaffordable and care at home may break down.
 
We would like to invite 370 family members or friends who support someone living with dementia at home to test whether a new intervention (DREAMS START) can reduce the sleep difficulties experienced by people living with dementia.
 
If you would like to hear more about the study please contact Didiana Telephone: 07812 471 299 Email: Didiana.DosSantosDiaz@candi.nhs.uk
 
 
Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (GLAD)  Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health disorders worldwide. In the UK, 1 in 3 people will experience symptoms during their lifetime. The GLAD Study aims to better understand depression and anxiety in order to find effective treatments and improve the lives of people experiencing these disorders
 
We would like to recruit staff and service users who have experienced anxiety or depression. Participants will complete an online questionnaire, and if eligible, will be sent a kit and asked to return a saliva sample by post. 
 
If you would like to hear more about the study please contact Michaela Email michaela.stylianou@candi.nhs.uk
 
 
 
Prevalence of neuronal cell surface antibodies in patients with psychotic illness (PPiP2)  The study aims to understand if some causes of psychosis are caused by immune system problems in some people.
Recruiting service users aged 18 to 70 who are experiencing a first episode of psychosis, or relapse of psychotic illness 
 
Probing social exchanges: a computational neuroscience approach to understanding Major depression Disorder (MDD)   An investigation of social interaction styles/behaviours and personality/characteristics in people with Major Depression Disorder (MDD).
Recruiting service users with MDD diagnosis. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dementia studies

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You can find out more about these, and other dementia studies running elsewhere in London and across the UK, at Join Dementia Research
 

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