New facility to offer research opportunities for people with dementia

New facility to offer research opportunities for people with dementia
25 October 2012

People with dementia will have more opportunities to take part in NHS research following the opening of a new research facility at Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge.

Newly-refurbished Windsor House – which Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust CEO Dr Attila Vegh is opening on Wednesday 7 November – will provide a clinical room and interview room where researchers can carry out assessments on site. There will also be space for clinicians to work alongside dementia researchers to help develop their own research skills and projects.
Staff from the Dementia and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN East Anglia) will be based at Windsor House to support research.

Ann Luck is Research Network Manager for DeNDRoN East Anglia. She said: “For the first time, researchers and clinicians will be able to work side-by-side on clinical trials and research projects.

“This will help to promote research awareness among clinicians and help to integrate research into everyday care for people with dementia. It also means we will be able to attract a wider range of clinical trials into dementia to Fulbourn – and provide more opportunities for people with dementia to take part in research, so they can help to provide an evidence base for new and existing treatments for their disease.”

The official opening of the new facility will take place from 12.30-1pm on 7 November. Members of the public are invited to look around Windsor House from 10am to 3pm on the day and talk to researchers and NHS clinicians working in older people’s mental health services.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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