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NHS England – Learning disabilities user-led research opportunity

NHS England would like to commission formal research into what service user led quality assessment tools are currently being used and the challenges and benefits of using this methodology in this specific setting and with this patient population. We would like to extend a current piece of research and look into in-patient settings.

All parts of this project have to be meaningfully co-designed hence the research needs to be co-researched with a person or persons that have a learning disability and critically have themselves been an inpatient in a learning disability setting as an equal valued partner and not a passive recipient. The research would focus on quality measurement for people with ‘challenging behaviours’ within in-patient settings.

We are looking for user led groups with a link to formal research or academia or that would be able to create new partnerships.

Strategic Partners are asked to circulate this to relevant networks. The deadline for expressions of interest is 15 May and for proposals, 10 June.

If you would like further details and the specification in full please contact Sarah Wright – [email protected]