I am delighted to announce that we now have a confirmed grant from Guys and St Thomas’s Charitable Trust to pilot Mindapples with GP surgeries across Lambeth. Huge thanks to Esther, Tessy and our lovely partners Tony Coggins at SLaM NHS Trust and Lucy Smith at NHS Lambeth for getting this exciting project underway.
In early 2011, we will be installing Mindapples materials in four Lambeth GP practices to begin with, and asking the staff and patients of each practice to share their Mindapples via the installations. Mindapples will then be analysing the responses and helping the practices design simple ways to support the wellbeing of their staff and patients, and we’ll also then do follow-up marketing and digital engagement services. The project will be evaluated by the Institute of Psychiatry and Kings College London to give us a core evidence base to show to other funders and NHS organisations, particularly GPs and hospitals around the country.*
I look forward to keeping you posted about this and other exciting new projects Mindapples will be working on in 2011. We’re looking for volunteers and interns to help out with this study in early 2011, so if you think you have something to bring to the party please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Andy
*Addendum: All our GP surgeries pilot work is subject to approval by research ethics and NHS research governance and will not proceed until all ethical considerations have been satisfied. – Andy Gibson, Oct 2011