South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Research Strategy

Our Research and Development (R&D) ambition is for a universal research offer that embeds our core principles of inclusivity and equity of access, and seeks to reflect the diversity in the backgrounds and experiences of those using Trust services.
Building on our mission to enhance the research offer across the Trust, we are now developing a three-stage research engagement framework to encourage meaningful involvement at different stages of the research process.
We are committed to supporting the Trust strategy, specifically:
• being a catalyst for change by working jointly with the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN), the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre, and our other research partners, we are a prominent and leading voice in the growing national and global conversation about how we improve mental health.
• building a culture of trust together so we can be viewed by our communities as transparent, responsive, and equitable.