INTRODUCTION High rates of immigration in recent years in the United Kingdom presents service design and delivery challenges to primary care. At a time when resources are stretched, services must be both efficient and equitable for patients. Migrants are often healthy on arrival but some groups, such as refugees and asylum seekers, may have many […]
“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 […]
This first briefing paper is an account of why health inequality matters and why health inequalities deserve consideration across all areas of CLAHRC SY activity. We begin by briefly reviewing the policy landscape and the prominence of ‘inequality’ as a growing focus of concern over the past 30 years. Please click here to view the […]
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.
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 […]