Bridging the gap between research and clinical practice – a new initiative
Ciapala J., Mullins B., Forrest A., Molodynski A.
Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Research is critical in advancing health care and improving outcomes for patients. The NHS constitution 1 pledges to inform patients of research that they may be eligible to participate in. However, this often does not occur and can be particularly challenging in mental health services, with a number of barriers causing difficulties. Here the authors explore some of the reasons for difficulties in recruiting patients to mental health studies and offer a potential solution.