Primary and Community Mental Health team celebrates regional research award nomination

We are very proud that our Primary and Community Mental Health team in Universities PCN were nominated for NIHR Clinical Research Network Yorkshire and Humber Research Awards 2023 for “Best Contribution in a Primary Care Setting”.

The nomination was received for the team’s work on the BART II study. The main objective of BART II is to evaluate the effectiveness of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for individuals who meet the criteria for being at risk of developing bipolar disorder. This is cutting edge research which will help us learn more about the feasibility of identifying individuals who are at risk of developing bipolar disorder and find out more about whether it is possible to provide beneficial outcomes for these patients when they receive the CBT.

The National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network event  on Thursday 13 July recognised the research achievements of health and care staff across our region. Our team were one of only 140 nominations across 12 categories, showcasing the best in research and innovation, with winners, and those recognised as highly commended, receiving awards or certificates at the event.