SMaRT Oncology-2 & SMaRT Oncology-3 Trials published in The Lancet
We are pleased to report that the SMaRT Oncology-2 & SMaRT Oncology-3 trials have been published in a series of linked papers in The Lancet.
The papers report on the prevalence of major depression in patients with cancer, and on two trials of an integrated depression treatment. The papers can be found by following the link below.
The Scottish Mental Health Research Network team supported these trials with their recruitment and follow-up, and would like to congratulate the Psychological Medicine Research group led by Professor Michael Sharpe.
SMHRN Annual Scientific Meeting 2014 -
De-stigmatising Mental Illness: the Role of Science & Experience
|Date:||11th December 2014|
|Venue:||John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh|
The Scottish Mental Health Research Network Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on 11th December at the John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, Edinburgh. We have a new format this year which includes workshops, speakers, poster presentations and input from the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. Please join us for what we hope will be a lively and stimulating programme. This event is open to anyone interested and involved in mental health research in Scotland. The event is free and lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Speakers and workshop presenters include
- Isabella Goldie, Mental Health Foundation
- Keith Laws, University of Hertfordshire
- Rosie Stenhouse, University of Edinburgh
- Simon Bradstreet, Scottish Recovery Network
- Cathy Wield, Author
- Diana Rose, King's College London
- Peter Byrne, Newham University Hospital
- Stephen Lawrie, University of Edinburgh
- Further speakers/presenters to be confirmed
We welcome poster abstracts for this event. Please see submission form below for further details.
To request an exhibition stand please email the network administrator.
A copy of the programme will be available in due course
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN !!!
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New GMC guidelines for doctors involved with research
The General Medical Council (GMC) has published new guidance for doctors, Good practice in research and Consent to research. This replaces the guidance booklet, Research: The role and responsibilities of doctors (2002) and comes into effect on 4 May 2010.
Research is essential to maintaining and improving healthcare but it can be a difficult area for doctors to navigate. The pieces of guidance provide a framework to guide doctors’ decisions throughout all stages of a research project. They include specific advice on:
- The law and governance arrangements that apply to research in the UK
- Good research design and practice, including the importance of promoting equality and preventing discrimination at all stages of research
- Avoiding conflicts of interest and protecting participants from harm
- The process of seeking participant consent
- Involving adults who lack capacity in research
- The considerations about involving children or young people in research