Research projects completed in 2017

Patient Activation Measure (PAM) evaluation
The Health Foundation and NHS England, November 2014 - February 2017

Patient Activation Measure (PAM) evaluationThe Patient Activation Measure (PAM) is a measurement scale of patient activation based on patients’ responses to questions.


For more information, please contact Natalie Armstrong

Evaluation of an Education Quality Dashboard (EQD) in a UK Teaching Hospital
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Sept 2016 - March 2017

This small study is a collaboration between University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) and SAPPHIRE to pilot and evaluate a ‘dashboard’ for assessing the quality of the environment for medical education within trusts and other medical education providers.

For more information please contact Carolyn Tarrant.

Why is Southmead safe? Developing a programme theory of ‘PROMPT’ 
(Practical Obstetric Multi-Professional Training)
Sub-study, September 2014 - November 2017

A study which uses an ethnographic approach to understand the mechanisms through which improvements in safety have been achieved at Southmead hospital in Bristol, and particularly the role of multi-professional training in managing obstetric emergencies (PROMPT).

For more information, please contact Mary Dixon-Woods

A stronger voice? The role of patient and public involvement in the commissioning and provision of evidence-informed health and social care in the East Midlands


The 2012 Health and Social Care Act made major changes to the NHS and social care, including processes for involving patients and the public in decisions and planning, but to date, there has been little study of the effects of these changes on the influence of patients and the public on commissioning and provision. This study will investigate how well the new system delivers patient and public involvement on health and social care in the East Midlands, how it works in different areas, and how far it secures influence for PPI in major decisions around the translation of evidence into practice.

For further information, please contact Pam Carter

Use of patient experience data in commissioning and care: a scoping study

This project, funded by Leicester City CCG’s NIHR Research Capability Funding, aims to examine current practice in the collection, interpretation and use of patient experience data, and to contribute to a potential larger study that would develop ways of helping NHS organisations maximise the value of this source of information.

For more information, please contact Graham Martin

Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

A project to inform NHS managers, clinicians, patients and the public about how best to organise hospital services for frail older people, and to provide high quality evidence to support the delivery of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) on a hospital wide basis.

For more information, please contact Graham Martin

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