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DIAMONDS Update 11th May 2023

Updated: May 16

York Festival of Ideas 2023

Monday 12 June 2023, 2pm to 3pm

If you're free on Monday 12th June come along to the fabulous "York Festival of Ideas" event about Reimagining Healthcare: Treating the body and mind at King's Manor, York.

Our very own Claire Carswell will be chairing a panel discussion to hear from people with lived experience of severe mental illness and chronic conditions - service users, carers and healthcare professionals - and to find out how and why our healthcare system needs to change. Panellists will include members of DIAMONDS Voice.

To find out more information about this great event and book tickets, please click here

Participant Update - We now have fifty six participants recruited to our DIAMONDS randomised controlled trial! Thank you to all of our recruiting sites for your excellent work!

New site opens for recruitment.

This week Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has joined the DIAMONDS trial team and is now officially open for recruitment!

Current sites open for recruitment.

The following sites are currently recruiting:

Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust

South West London & St Georges NHS Mental Health Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

DIAMONDS Programme Manager, Jen Brown presented at the York Biomedical Research Institute and the Institute of Mental Health Research at York's event on Biomedical Research and Neuroscience applied to mental health

Jen discussed the challenges and opportunities for using biomedical data in applied healthcare research. Her presentation focused on the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for people who have severe mental illness and type two diabetes. She highlighted some key findings and plans from her PhD research, including how the CGM monitors were seen as a helpful reminder for participants about their diabetes, and how future research could work with service users to ensure that people can receive personalised and accessible information about their own health.

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