Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for family carers of people with dementia

Project Title: Online Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for family carers of people with dementia Type of Research: Primary research Background & Scientific Rationale: The problem: Recent systematic reviews led by the lead researcher (1,2) demonstrated that the pooled prevalence of depression and anxiety in family carers of people with […]

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Unintended effects of medications for sleep disturbance in people with dementia

Project Title: Unintended effects of medications for sleep disturbance in people with dementia Type of Research: Secondary data analysis Background & Scientific Rationale: Poor sleep is common for people with dementia (PwD). It can lead to poor quality of life for them and their carers. Z-drugs (zolpidem, zopiclone and zaleplon) […]

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Development of a service specification for deprescribing long-term opiates

Project Title: Development of a service specification for deprescribing long-term opiates Type of Research: Realist review Background & Scientific Rationale: Evidence for the long-term benefits of opiates to manage chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is limited and evidence for harm is growing.(1) Reducing opiate prescribing is an NHS Improvement goal (2) […]

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Optimising digital health tools for sleep and fatigue management in NHS shift workers: potential impact on patient, staff, and organisational outcomes

Project Title: Optimising digital health tools for sleep and fatigue management in NHS shift workers: potential impact on patient, staff, and organisational outcomes. Type of Research: Survey, qualitative Background & Scientific Rationale: Front-line ambulance sector staff are at elevated risk of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, weight gain, and poorer cardiometabolic […]

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HEaLeD: Hospital Experiences of Adults with Learning Disabilities

Project title HEaLeD: Hospital Experiences of Adults with Learning Disabilities Type of research Mixed quantitative and qualitative methods Background and scientific rationale The HEALeD study uses mixed quantitative and qualitative methods to characterise the experiences of adults with learning disabilities (LD), their caregivers, and the healthcare workers who look after […]

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IMPRoving Outcomes for children exposed to domestic ViolencE (IMPROVE)

Project title: IMPRoving Outcomes for children exposed to domestic ViolencE (IMPROVE): A scoping study and evidence synthesis Type of research: Mixed Methods evidence synthesis Background & rationale: Domestic violence and abuse (DVA) is threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults who are relatives, partners or ex-partners. Exposure to DVA during […]

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Supporting LGBTQ Young People In Care: co-devising research-led training materials for multi-professional practice.

Supporting LGBTQ Young People In Care: co-devising research-led training materials for multi-professional practice. Type of research Implementation: process evaluation of co-producing research-led training materials with PPI members and stakeholders. Background & Scientific Rationale This project follows on from a national ESRC funded study called the Speak Out Study: https://www.uea.ac.uk/speakout, which […]

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Reflections on Patient and Public Involvement in the PROMISE Project: By Lorna Rouse & Sarah Rae

Reflections on Patient and Public Involvement in the PROMISE Project What is PROMISE? PROMISE (PROactive Management of Integrated Services and Environments) is a CLAHRC affiliated initiative within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust which aims to provide staff and service users with a toolkit to support their journey towards eliminating […]

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