This PhD will examine the role of patient experience and feedback data (from Care Opinion) in NHS improvement, with a particular focus on the Scottish context, and explore staff and policy-maker perspectives on how to increase its impact.
Person-centred care is often considered synonymous with high-quality dementia care. Whilst care staff are central to influence and implement person-centred care, this approach is often not extended to them.
Oral care has been widely recognised as a vital contributor to overall health. Modern oral care products including toothpastes, chewing gums and mouthwashes often provide a significant reduction in dental decay; they control plaque and prevent gum disease; they remove staining and restore the original teeth shade.
Recent years have witnessed a transformation in care delivery towards integrated models of care that aim to provide well-coordinated, safe, efficient care for older people with multiple and complex needs.
Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescriber Study1 is a five year research project funded by the National Institute of Health Research, a UK government body, and is designed to estimate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pharmacist prescribers assuming responsibility for medicines management within care homes.