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Meeting the needs of older people in the design of hospital settings:KeyRecommendations

“Design Guide: Meeting the needs of older people in hospital settings” is a guide to assist with the design of hospitals in relation to the needs of older people. This guide was developed and refined at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, in a research project funded by the NHS National […]

Involving People with Dementia Project: Exploring How to Best Involve People with Dementia in Service Feedback, Evaluation and Planning

People with dementia are largely absent from much of the development taking place in relation to service user involvement. This project explores current involvement practices with people who have dementia receiving services within Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS FT (SHSC). Please click here to view the full executive summary.

An evaluation of the WRVS on-ward volunteer initiative at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  The WRVS on-ward volunteer initiative was launched within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals (STH) in November 2011.  The purpose of the initiative was to improve the inpatient experience of patients with dementia by using on-ward volunteers recruited and trained by WRVS, supported by a Dementia Nurse Specialist (DNS) employed by STH. It was anticipated that around […]

Evaluating e-learning to enhance dysphagia management in the stroke service

  The evaluation focused on the training effect – whether there was any change in knowledge, skills, attitudes and practice. The barriers to ward based e-learning and the resource use costs for the stroke rehabilitation ward were also identified. The methods were a scoping review of the literature, collecting data from 66 hour of focussed observation of dysphagia management before and after the study sessions; […]