The Trust provides health and wellbeing services for a population of around 1.8 million people. The services provided include community nursing, health visiting and a range of therapy services. Wellbeing services provided include smoking cessation and healthy lifestyle services. The Trust specialises in secure, perinatal, inpatient and community mental health services, including services for children and young people and patients with learning disabilities. Find out more about Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust here.
Staff and service users are being recruited from Lancashire for the Randomised Controlled Trial in WP4, and will be recruited for the Process Evaluation in WP5.
Meet the Research Team
Amy Davidson (Principal Investigator)
Amy Davidson is Head of Nursing and Professional Practice at Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation NHS Trust. Amy is a registered mental health nurse and independent prescriber with over 20 years’ experience of working within mental health services as both a clinician and as a regulator. She has worked clinically in a variety of settings including working with adult survivors of sexual abuse, perinatal, adult acute services, dual diagnosis and safeguarding.
Amy is passionate about embedding collaborative working within mental health services. She believes that moving towards placing individuals meaningfully at the centre of their care and empowering the voice of lived experience is central to improving experiences of accessing mental health services. The TACK II trial is therefore a research project that she feels passionate about being part of.