Family Nurse Partnerships

Project title: ENHANCE: Enhancing resilience and self-efficacy in the parents of children with disabilities and complex health needs Type of research: Applied Health research (Action Research Development study) Background & Scientific Rationale: It is estimated that there are around three quarters of a million children in England who are disabled […]

Winterbourne View Aftermath

Project title: Responding to Winterbourne View: Developing the design, commissioning, and provision of specialist community-based services for adults with learning (intellectual) disabilities and mental health and/or behavioural needs. Type of research: Prospective longitudinal mixed-methods study/service mapping/health economic costing. Background & Scientific Rationale: The Winterbourne View scandal has raised concerns about […]

‘Buddying’

Project title: ‘Peer support’ for improved social care and health of older prisoners: in search of effective, implementable and sustainable solutions for Her Majesty’s Prison Service. Type of research: Evidence synthesis, policy review, case studies and development work. Background and Rationale for new research: With growing prison populations and spiralling […]

Prepared to Share

Project title: Prepared to Share. Data sharing in end of life care. Type of research: Applied research and implementation Background & Rationale: Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS) have been proposed as a key mechanism for improving coordination of care, enabling patient choice and achieving cost effectiveness in end of […]

ACE Study

Project title: Understanding Hospital Admissions Close to the End of Life (ACE) Study Type of research: Applied research Background & Scientific Rationale: Where patients die, and whether that place is their choice, reflects how we view and care for people at the end of life. National and local NHS policy […]

Research into Older people with Dementia and their carers use of Emergency ambulance Services (RODES).

Project title: Research into Older people with Dementia and their carers use of Emergency ambulance Services (RODES). Type of research: Complex evaluation: development grant to progressively refine the design before embarking on a full scale intervention design and evaluation. Background & strength of scientific evidence: Care for older people with […]

Training nurses in a competency framework to support adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability: the EpAID cluster RCT

Project title: Training nurses in a competency framework to support adults with epilepsy and intellectual disability: the EpAID cluster RCT. Type of research: Experimental investigation followed by a clinical trial Background: People with an intellectual (learning) disability (ID) and epilepsy have an increased seizure frequency, higher frequencies of multiple antiepileptic […]

Population Dementia Risk Reduction

Project title Population Dementia Risk Reduction. Background & Scientific Rationale Maximising the potential of existing observational studies for targeted preventive interventional research is a high priority. Observational evidence from the population studies coordinated from Cambridge has shown that the prevalence of dementia in the population at particular ages has dropped, […]