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 constitution1pledges 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.