Paul Lennon from the Aurora Project co-convenes the Service User Research Group (SURG) in Lambeth, South London with Dr Jo Neale (IoPPN). The group has financial support from the Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the IoPPN. In addition to Jo and Paul, there are 11 core group members, all drug and alcohol service users and they meet monthly in Lambeth. Researchers from the IoPPN or their collaborators are able to book initial advice sessions with the SURG to talk about their research and to establish relationships with group members who can then go on to be co-applicants or collaborators on their studies. The SURG also offers support virtually – for example, by commenting on lay summaries, topic guides and questionnaires.
Paul’s presentation discussed how poor implementation of Naloxone needs to be better understood in order to save lives.
For reference, see the article published in Addiction Journal under ‘downloads’ below.