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The impact of the current delivery models of care for older patients at Christchurch Day Hospital

Project Description

This is a unique opportunity to be part of a growing research portfolio at Christchurch Day Hospital where a highly skilled multidisciplinary team manage the complex health related problems in older people. Within the geographical area of Christchurch Day Hospital (DH) 31.4% of the population is aged over 65 years; as such the patients that present to the service invariably have complex needs associated with multi morbidity. Indeed Dorset has the nation’s highest proportion of older people; this positions our local ageing community as the best to undertake this research and specifically Christchurch DH, one of the few services of its kind in the country. Approaches to manage care at the DH include balance exercises, gait re-education, cognitive assessments, reviews of functional safety/independence, blood pressure monitoring and continence management all of which enable a holistic assessment of the patient. Research is needed to understand the current care models at the DH to inform the design of future interventions to improve care.

How to apply:

Applications are made via our website using the Apply Online button below. If you have an enquiry about this project please contact us via the Email NOW button below, however your application will only be processed once you have submitted an application form as opposed to emailing your CV to us.

Candidates for a PhD Studentship should demonstrate outstanding qualities and be motivated to complete a PhD in 4 years and must demonstrate:

• Outstanding academic potential as measured normally by either a 1st class honours degree (or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA) or a Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent
• An IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 minimum (with a minimum 6.0 in each component, or equivalent) for candidates for whom English is not their first language and this must be evidenced at point of application.

In addition to these entry requirements, you’ll ideally have registration with (or, for international candidates, ability to register with) the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health and Care Professions Council, or General Medical Council.

Funding Notes

Funded candidates will receive a maintenance grant of £15,225 per year to contribute towards living expenses during the course of your research, as well as a fee waiver for 36 months.

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