A synergistic relationship between the Department and our clinical partners is crucial, especially with our main collaborator, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, but also with other trusts involved in Cambridge University Health Partners (CUHP) and with social services. The clinical activities by some members of the Department are highly relevant to its research and education responsibilities and to the tripartite mission linking these with the best clinical care to benefit patients. Much of the responsibility for educating University students studying clinical psychiatry is shouldered by CPFT under the overall direction of the Department. The R&D activity of CPFT is a close partnership with the Department, as is the CLAHRC.
Over the years, members of the Department have led service developments in Learning Disability, children’s mental health, autism, clozapine clinic and the early intervention in psychosis service, CAMEO. A new collaboration with CPFT and the MRC CBU sees the new Cambridge Centre for Affective Disorders (C2AD). There is a University nominee non-executive director on the CPFT board, currently Ian Goodyer, and as a director of CUHP, currently Peter Jones. The CPFT R&D director is Ed Bullmore. Dr Jesus Perez is clinical director of the West Anglia CLRN and director of the East Anglia Mental Health Research Network (MHRN) hub.
Much of the research activity of the Department which takes place in clinical services within the Trust is supported by the MHRN.
We work closely with a number of clinical services within the Trust, for a complete list of current services, click here.