Victoria Shepherd

Victoria Shepherd


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Person-Centred Care In Care Homes – What Are The Outcomes That Matter? 

Posted on 9 July 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Person-Centred Care In Care Homes Person-centred care has become firmly embedded in care home settings, policies, and guidance over that last two decades. NICE guidelines promote integrated and person-centred approaches, inspection frameworks for older adults evaluate whether timely, appropriate person centred care has been delivered, and new social care legislation introduced in Wales puts the
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Identifying And Addressing Shared Challenges In Conducting Health And Social Care Research For Older People (OPAL)

Posted on 18 June 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Background To The OPAL Programme The world’s population is ageing: virtually every country in the world is experiencing growth in the number and proportion of older people in their population. The number of older people (aged 60 years or over) is expected to more than double by 2050 and to more than triple by 2100
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#WhyWeDoResearch Tweetchat On Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent

Posted on 24 May 2018 by Victoria Shepherd

Background to the #WhyWeDoResearch campaign The hugely successful #WhyWeDoResearch social media campaign was established in 2014 to raise research awareness and opportunities to staff, patients and the public, and to start a conversation about research between all involved. It has quickly become a global phenomenon reaching over 22 countries. The Tweetfest is a timetable of
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Right Evidence, Better Decisions: National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre

Posted on 19 July 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

Background Earlier this month I was invited to attend an event at the Wellcome Collection in London being held to launch the latest themed review by the National Institute of Health Research Dissemination Centre. The Dissemination Centre help clinicians, commissioners and patients to make evidence-based decisions about which treatments and practices are most effective and
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From NHS Critical Care Nurse To NIHR Researcher

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

Background I first became interested in how decisions are made for those who are unable to make their own decisions during my clinical role as a critical care nurse. In an environment where extremely sick patients are unconscious and reliant on technology to support them through their critical illness, other people are required to make
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Mental Capacity Action in Research Event

Posted on 27 March 2017 by Victoria Shepherd

The National Mental Capacity Forum and Health and Care Research Wales recently hosted the Mental Capacity: Action in Research conference in Cardiff, which aimed to bring together researchers and other key stakeholders (including research participants) from across the UK to develop a consensus about improving access to health and social care research for adults with
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Delegates who presented at the event and Centre Director, Professor Kerry Hood (6th from left).

Developing Research Priorities in Care Homes into Collaborative Projects

Posted on 22 August 2016 by Victoria Shepherd

A recent workshop organised by the Centre for Trials Research and PRIME Centre Wales brought together experts in Wales with an interest in care for the older person, so they could begin to develop research ideas collaboratively. Establishing research priorities The Centre for Trials Research recently conducted a Research Priority Setting in Care Homes study which invited care home staff
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