Patient representative / advocate
Sarah Rae is a long-term mental health service user. After a negative experience of acute care in 2005 Sarah became determined to influence the decision-making processes in her local mental health Trust. She currently works with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT) as a researcher and Patient Leader. She joined the CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) EoE, as a lay PPI Advisor to the Board, in 2011.
Sarah is also a trustee of national Mind and a trustee of National Voices. In addition, she works closely with the Eastern Academic Health Science Network.
Sarah is co-founder of PROMISE (Proactive Management of Integrated Services and Environments). The impact of this three-year initiative was to reduce the use of physical interventions within CPFT and prone restraint has almost been eliminated.
Two years ago, Sarah was selected to join the Q community. This is a national initiative, led by the Health Foundation, to connect people with improvement expertise in health and care across the UK.
Sarah is an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and a Community Research Adviser for the East of England Research Design Service.
Condition interest or area of knowledge
- Mental Health
Where I can help
- UK (National)
Organisations I am involved with:
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation Trust (CPFT)
- EoE Citizens’ Senate
- CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) EoE
- National Voices
- Health Foundation Q Community
- Anglia Ruskin University