Call for researchers to work with south London team
A nurse is urging researchers to work with CRN South London's Direct Delivery Team (DDT) to give more people the opportunity to access their research.
The DDT team increases the opportunities for people to take part in health and social care research in non-NHS settings such as schools, prisons, care homes, etc.
Clinical Research Nurse Alba Vega Viyuela supported recruitment to the 3S-YP Study, which explores the impact of social media and smartphone use on changes in mental health in young people, such as self-harm. King's College London is the sponsor of the study. Alba said:
"Working on the 3S-YP Study gives me the opportunity to be part of a great team, gain new skills and increase my knowledge on how social media can affect our mental health. I also screen information and update our research participants’ electronic records. I've been involved in this study since June 2022.
"Our DDT team aims to improve people's health and wellbeing. We support organisations, such as care homes or schools, to become research ready by conducting research activities and assisting recruitment to studies. We are a group of research nurses and practitioners passionate about supporting people to be part of high-quality health and care research.
You can find out more on the 3S-YP Study website.