Systematic, evidence based medication reviews for older people living with frailty

This project aims to reduce inappropriate prescribing, thereby preventing medication errors and reducing healthcare utilisation for older people living with frailty.

Nurse-led intervention to minimise adverse drug reactions for older adults in care homes

This project will commence in September 2017 and run for 15 months. Run by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. A nurse-led intervention to monitor care home residents for any adverse side effects of their medicines in seven care homes.  Aims to explore whether intervention leads to sa...

Self-management support intervention for older people with frailty

This project will will establish whether a self-management support intervention helps older people with mild frailty self-manage their health and wellbeing, and rely less on healthcare.

Embedding a bio-psycho-social model of care in a dementia service

Led by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust. Delivered across the dementia care workforce of an assessment and treatment unit for older adults within the Trust. Aims to change the culture of care, reduce the incidence of harm and falls, increase patient wellbeing and reduce length of stay....

Improving pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring

South west England
Run by Peninsula Community Health, a not-for-profit service provider to NHS Kernow, with support from Plymouth University. Around 50 patients will be recruited to the project, which is being run across Cornwall. Aiming to reduce the risk of pressure ulcers in older people living in the com...

Person-centred approach to health and social care integration

This project from NHS Ayrshire and Arran sought to improve the quality of care and patient experience of people with long-term conditions by gaining insights from patients and clinical teams, and subsequently acting on the results to improve care integration.

Effect of a national programme to introduce named accountable GPs for patients aged 75 and over on continuity of care

The purpose of this observational study is to evaluate if the introduction of named accountable GPs to all patients aged 75 and above, introduced in 2014/15, had an effect on continuity of care, in particular on primary care patterns and patient care management. It will be carried out in-house by...

Closing the Gap in Patient Safety: Evaluation of FRAILsafe

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Northwest London (CLAHRC NWL) is conducting an evaluation of the Frailsafe intervention which aims to improve safety for frail older patients in acute medical units. 

Dignity in practice: understanding and responding to the needs of frail older people in hospital

North east England
Led by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Age UK, this project aimed to ensure older people receive compassionate care, in environments where their needs are understood and met. The work focused on changing three services with a significant role in improving quality o...

PROSPER: Promoting safer provision of care for elderly residents

East of England
This project aimed to improve safety and reduce harm for vulnerable care home residents, who are at particular risk of admission to hospital or significant deterioration in their health and quality of life.