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People with severe mental illness are particularly at risk and die on average 15-20 years earlier than the general population. Being in contact with mental health services does not necessarily mean that people will have a physical health assessment, have their physical health monitored, or receive the information and support they need to adopt a healthier lifestyle. We are interested in exploring the views of:

  1. Service users with SMI
  2. Carers of those with SMI
  3. Care professionals (including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, occupational who are in contact with individuals who have SMI about their experiences of care for their physical health with a particular focus on the role of pharmacy.

The information we gather will help inform policy and practice in relation to

  • Provision of advice and treatment
  • Sharing of knowledge
  • Find out what people think about services
  • Assess how effective services are
  • Improve health and well-being

Please contact Dolly by email (sudd@aston.ac.uk) if you as an individual or your colleagues would be interested in taking part or would like to help support recruitment.

Project webpage https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/_InvolvingYou-CardioPhitnessResearchStudy.aspx

View this poster for information on how to join.