Neil has been researching integrated care for older people. He has been working with local commissioners and providers of health and social care to support developing programmes with literature reviews and evaluation. Drawing upon his recent Masters of Public Health, Neil focuses on inter-professional and inter-organisational aspects of integrated or coordinated care. He is also a strong advocate for involving patients and carers in service improvement, as well as exploring potential for service users to participate in research and evaluation. Neil aims to explore benefits to health literacy within future programmes, for example capturing the impact of telehealth projects on self-management and carer involvement. Neil's experience leading both qualitative and quantitative health research enables him to advise on suitable research or evaluation methods.
Member of Institute of Mental Health, Centre for Social Futures and Centre for Dementia
Member of Royal Society of Public Health, Arts and Health Special Interest Group
Evidence-based dementia care
'ProactivE heAlthcare for older people living in Care Homes' - PEACH Study. The study is funded by the Dunhill Medical Fund. PEACH is an acronym used to refer to a care home research project taking… read more
'ProactivE heAlthcare for older people living in Care Homes' - PEACH Study. The study is funded by the Dunhill Medical Fund. PEACH is an acronym used to refer to a care home research project taking place in South Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, UK. In this project we are aiming to understand how a quality improvement collaborative (QIC) can help organise healthcare services delivered to care homes to better reflect the principles of comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). Please follow our twitter updates @PEACHstudy
Alzheimer's Society Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Negotiating better community support for people living with dementia
A person living with dementia will tend to see a lot of different health services because of their complex needs. Many of these services will also be community based. This study will look at how organisations, based in the same community, coordinate with each other, and how important coordination might be.
The researchers on this project will speak to people living with dementia and their carers across geographical locations about how dementia services vary. They will also speak to staff and volunteers of these organisations about how well organisations work together. They plan to first visit dementia support organisations in the UK, and to move on to the Netherlands later in the year, so that they can compare services in the two countries.
The researchers aim to produce a set of recommendations about how services within a community can work together and with people living with dementia. This could help people get the best out of the services available to them and improve dementia support access, promoting a community approach.
Older People's views of Smart Health in Smart City Nottingham
See following for my 'research profiles':
Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/O-4803-2015
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=nUxSsQkAAAAJ
The SOPRANO study is investigating how the services and support available to older people can help to promote resilience in later life. We are particularly interested in services providing 'that little bit of help' older people may need to maintain independence or bounce back from setbacks and illnesses.
We are talking to older people, the organisations providing support, and those who commission services to provide an overview of how the whole system works. We aim to improve joined up care for older people by identifying which aspects of the current processes and relationships are working and which need to change. By interviewing a wide range of older people, organisations, and commissioners we will be able to provide a comprehensive account of what happens in the East Midlands which will then be shared with relevant stakeholders to improve practice and the lives of older people.