£2.7 million study to focus on dementia support workers in primary care
A new study led by the University of Plymouth is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GPs surgeries, with the ultimate aim of improving the quality of life for dementia patients and their carers.
‘Floundering without support’ – a dementia carer’s story on why new research is vital
Dorothy Tudor has cared for her partner Bob since he was diagnosed with dementia seven years ago, and explains why new Plymouth and NIHR dementia research is vital
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University of Plymouth research: Our research partners - From advancing technology to direct impact on patient care our research partnerships are at the heart of ITSMed’s approach to research
Researchers recruiting local smokers to major national study looking at reducing cigarette consumption
Researchers are looking for hundreds of Plymouth smokers who don’t want to quit but do want to reduce the number of cigarettes they smoke, to take part in the Trial of physical Activity and Reduction of Smoking (TARS) study
Collaborative action for the delivery of effective person-centred coordinated care
Two and a half years of work in the South West could pave the way for further, adoption of this novel approach to improve patient care
Research hopes to make dental visits less stressful for children with autism
Inspired by her own experience as a mum to a five-year-old son with autism, dental hygienist Nicole Thomas has published new research hoping to make dental examinations less stressful for autistic children.
New study underpins the future of Person Centred Care
As health delivery moves away from disease-based models to person centred delivery, a study led by Dr Helen Lloyd addresses the development of a new practical tool to support organisations and practitioners in delivering this new approach
“It helped us share every precious moment” – research project helps family in mother’s final days
A family whose mother could not speak or hear has praised a PhD student's research project for helping them communicate with her in her final days.
New research shows asthma drug’s effectiveness over usual care alone
A new study co-authored by Dr Rupert Jones and published in 'The Lancet' shows how an asthma drug was more effective at improving a patient’s asthma control compared with their usual care.
Pressures on the NHS – the answers are out there
Plymouth University news: The NHS is facing what is arguably the biggest crisis in its history but, according to Professor Jonathan Pinkney, solutions may lie in a study he carried out into avoiding unnecessary acute hospital admissions