The SRP is usually a small scale service evaluation or clinical audit project, driven by service needs, with the aim of making a difference to service users, carers and or service provision. It is usually carried out in the trainee's clinical base, with local dissemination of findings and recommendations an integral part of the project. The SRP is completed and submitted at the end of Year 2. Trainees develop the SRP Proposal in Year 1 with a Clinical and UEA Supervisor and work on this concurrently whilst carrying out work on the thesis. The service related project is submitted in the format of a journal article or professional practice report for the purposes of dissemination. Both the thesis proposal and the service related project are submitted for examination during training, prior to completion of the doctoral thesis. These assignments facilitate the development of research competencies in preparation for the larger doctoral thesis project.