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Centre for Health and Social Care Research

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Centre for Health and Social Care Research

The Centre for Health and Social Care Research is the longest standing within the Faculty, established in 2013. It delivers support for research degree students, researches activity for businesses and tests policy for evidence-based research.

Academics work extensively with service users to develop effective strategies to manage long-term conditions. They work in collaboration with other universities to undertake research that directly forms policy and practice.

Areas of expertise, research projects in long term conditions and workforce development are actively supported by degrees offered through the Centre.

Many examples of our research have had global impacts on health and social care provision. Take a look at some examples grouped by different research themes.

Our team

Research is led by the following interdisciplinary team of professors:

Kingston and St George’s is supported by a strong team of research staff, who also offer an ongoing programme of research seminars and conferences throughout the year.

They support ongoing research programs by combining the research expertise and resources of a modern university with those of St George’s, University of London established medical school.

Research

Associate professor wins award for research into end-of-life care for people with learning disabilities

Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne awarded 2017 Post Doctoral Researcher Award from the European Association of Palliative Care

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Building Bridges: Research programme for self-management support

Professor Fiona Jones is leading a programme of research for self-management support for individuals with complex disabilities.

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Image courtesy of South East Ambulance Service.

Faculty research reveals how ambulance services respond to new demands

New report from NIHR, developed with Professor Tom Quinn of Kingston University and St George’s, examines the changing landscape of emergency care

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Investigating whether hourly hospital ward rounds improve quality of patient care

Patients often report a regular visit from a nurse can feel like a lifeline to a person lying in a hospital bed, but researchers from Kingston and St George’s are examining whether hourly ward rounds really do help deliver safe, compassionate, patient-centred care.

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Ethnic differences in satisfaction with social care amongst older carers of stroke survivors

The study, led by Dr Nan Greenwood, explored the perceptions and experiences of 57 older carers of stroke survivors, and was funded by the National Institute of Health Research School of Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR).

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Ray Jones

Accountability and blame in social work – The Story of Baby P

Author Dr Ray Jones spent years researching the case for his book, ‘The Story of Baby P; Setting the Record Straight’, examining the way the case was told to the public and how the media became focused on the social workers; its threatening consequences for those who work to protect children; and its considerable impact on the child protection system in England.

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Improving end of life care for people with learning disabilities

Pioneering research by Dr Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, into end of life and palliative care for people with learning disabilities, has helped transform services and change public policy in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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Incontinence and people with dementia living at home

Incontinence in people with dementia is distressing, adds to the carer’s burden, and influences decisions to relocate people to care homes.

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Active Residents in Care Homes Programme (ARCH)

ARCH: Active Residents in Care Homes programme.

The Active Residents in Care Homes (ARCH) programme is designed to bring greater physical, mental and social activity to elderly people living in care homes.

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Dr Annette Boaz

Dr Annette Boaz, Reader in Health Care Research keynote speaker at International Evaluation Conference.

Dr Boaz was invited by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development to be a keynote speaker at the 10th International Evaluation Conference they organised jointly with the Polish Ministry for Infrastructure and Development

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