The Applied Research Collaboration Kent, Surrey and Sussex (ARC KSS) this week (29 September) hosted its latest research symposium - showcasing five projects funded to help improve health and care services for people in the region, including: parents with learning disabilities; 16-25 year olds who access mental health services; people accessing palliative care services, primary school children accessing speech and language services and dementia patients.

Chaired by Victoria Hare, Programme Manager for ARC KSS, the 2022 Autumn Symposium: Spotlight on Research agenda included presentations from researchers and clinicians, from Universities, NHS Trusts and the voluntary sector.

The presenters included awardees of:

The ARC KSS Individual Development Awards (IDAs) - Investment in Future Research Leaders, who are developing research leadership skills through conducting a small scale applied health or social care research project:

The ARC KSS Individual Development Awards (IDAs) - Springboard, which provides dedicated time across six months for clinicians to build their skills and take forward their research ideas:

Devyn Glass, ARC KSS Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, also presented a project, supported by ARC KSS.  The Transfer of Care Audit  looks at the 16-25 Mental Health Pathway to inform a new pathway that will support young people leaving children and adolescent mental health services.

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