The increased number of patients living with chronic and terminal illness intensifies the need to provide excellent supportive and palliative care, primarily for older people and often for extended periods of time prior to, as well as throughout, the final stages of illness.
The Sue Ryder Care Centre (SRCC) is partly supported by a generous philanthropic donation from a private Trust. The Centre, led by Professors Jane Seymour, Bridget Johnston and Karen Cox, has a special collaborative relationship with the charity Sue Ryder, and is pleased to be able to share the name of this key provider of palliative and neurological care.
The SRCC aims to carry out research which will lead to greater understanding of patient experience of chronic, debilitating and life-threatening illness and improvement in professional delivery of healthcare.
The research focus of the group reaches beyond cancer into traditionally under-researched areas eg. older people, stroke and dementia. Its remit extends along the continuum of prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and care of the dying and the translation of research findings into service development initiatives.
ACTION: Advanced Care Planning; an Innovative Palliative Care Intervention to Improve Quality of Life in Cancer Patients- a Multi-Centre Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial Funder: EU 7th Framework Programme Aims to assess the effect of an Advanced Care Planning (ACP) intervention (Respecting Choices) on the experiences and care of patients with advanced cancer.
Evaluation of Macmillan Specialist Care at Home Service Funder: Macmillan Cancer Support Aims to evaluate the Macmillan Specialist Care at Home service, including critical reflection of all aspects of the programme, identification of factors that contribute to success, cost effectiveness, and make recommendations for future development.
VERDIS: Video-based communication research and training in decision-making in supportive and palliative care Funder: Research Development Fund Aims to investigate communication practices that support collaborative healthcare decision making between doctors, their patients and significant others and to develop training materials around this.
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Please see below for the latest news from the group:
Change of name for our research group:
From June 2016 our research group will be known as NCARE: Nottingham Centre for the Advancement of Research into Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care.
Under the leadership of Professor Jane Seymour the group was established in 2005 as the Sue Ryder Care Centre for Research into Supportive, Palliative and End of Life Care and supported by a generous philanthropic donation. Jane has moved to take up a personal chair at the University of Sheffield. At this juncture we have decided to rename the group as NCARE to reflect the wider remit of our research interests and themes.
The change of name from SRCC to NCARE will be formally launched at the 10th Annual Lecture on 29th June, 2016.
The lecture will be given by Professor Dame Jessica Corner DBE, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, The University of Nottingham. The title is Health and Wellbeing: a new target for cancer therapy and research’. The event will start with refreshments from 5.30 pm. Professor Karen Cox will introduce the lecture at 6.05 and the lecture will begin at 6.15pm. The location is Lecture Theatre 1, Queen’s Medical Centre, the Medical School, Nottingham University‘. All are welcome, but if you are planning to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to PhD student Louise Bramley who has just been awarded her Phd without corrections!
Louise’s research investigated the perspectives of very frail older people and their carers on decision making and planning their future care.
Congratulations to PhD student Liz Charalambous whose blog came in the top 3 in the Journal of Advanced Nursing competition on leadership and praise.
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