Our research

Our Research partners

We work with our academic partners to help train the mental healthcare professionals of the future. We also continue to improve the care and treatment we provide to patients by putting research into practice.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Portfolio Studies

The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) was established to help the life science industries deliver leading-edge research within the NHS. It provides a range of tools and services that are designed to improve the performance of research and helps to deliver studies on time and to target. The Department of Health created the NIHR to support the design and delivery of high quality research. These studies are adopted onto the ‘Portfolio’ of studies and are of top priority for Sussex Partnership, as they are of national significance and generate income and resources. We strongly recommend that sponsors of all prospective clinical trials apply for NIHR Industry Portfolio status to take full advantage of the tools and services on offer.

NIHR offers help with research design through the South East Research Design Service, which offers free advice, training and a consultancy service for applying for funding from the NIHR. If you are thinking about how to fund your study, you are strongly advised to access this service to maximise the potential for success.

NIHR also offers support with the delivery of Portfolio studies through the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Clinical Research Network. The NIHR Clinical Research Network: Kent, Surrey & Sussex  is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of research in Sussex Partnership and other Trusts and NHS organisations in the region. It helps to increase the opportunities for patients to take part in clinical research, ensures that studies are carried out efficiently, and supports the Government’s Strategy for UK Life Sciences by improving the environment for commercial contract clinical research in the NHS in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex area. Information on funding opportunities can also be found on the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website. 

Our research and development partners:

·         Brighton and Sussex Medical School

·         University of Sussex

·         Brighton University

·         National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

·         Research Design Service South East

·         National Institute for Health Research – Kent, Surrey and Sussex