Rapid evaluation of the care home response to the need for palliative care during the COVID-19 pandemic: integration, communication and workforce resilience

Project: Research

Project Details


Our plan – target funder NIHR Policy Research Programme, themed call ‘Recovery, Renewal, Reset: Research to inform policy responses to COVID-19 in the health and social care systems’, closing date 16th July, stage 1. We are aiming for selection at stage 1, with view survey interim findings to inform policy and practice ahead of the winter pressures, and then in depth exploration using case studies on the challenges to providing palliative care to sustain integrated working and workforce resilience. Aim and objectives below. The aims are possibly too exploratory. There is quite a lot we know about the experience of service provision and what went wrong generally which in turn has had an impact on end of life care
Prof Daly’s analysis is useful https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDW0FDtUI3c . See also our BMJ editorial on what happens when you don’t have data http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.m2463
Would it be possible to reframe this as we know what the barriers and facilitators to care have been and the issues that care homes faced, we want to know how these impacted on the specific end of life care challenges and this study addresses what can be in place to address xxx and xxxx and xxx. I would be wary for this call of open ended questions
Study length 12 months Sept-2020 to August 2021.
Short titleCovPall_CareHome
Effective start/end date1/11/2031/10/21


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