PRIMROSE wins an award from the Mental Health Research Network for service user involvement

21 March 2013

Each year the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) distributes an award for the study that has received support from the MHRN over the last year that is judged to have outstanding service user involvement.

 The PRIMROSE Programme won the award for 2012/13. 

The study was selected as the winner by three judges that are independent of the MHRN. The judges made some very complimentary comments about the study and the quality of service user involvement in the PRIMROSE programme. The judges were also very pleased to see a study looking at the physical health of people with mental health problems. One judge commented that "[the study] covers a major and enormously worthwhile concern, which is often overlooked".

The award was presented to Dr David Osborn at the annual MHRN Scientific Meeting on 21 March 2013. A service user from the PRIMROSE programme lived experience advisory panel (LEAP) took up the offer of a fully funded place to attend this year's scientific meeting.