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Health and care research

Some of the work and research done by NIHR Involve, a national advisory group which is part of, and funded by, the NIHR. It supports active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research. They develop capacity and capability for public involvement in research providing advice and a range of resources to support researchers and the public involved in research. https://www.invo.org.uk/posttypepublication/national-standards-for-public-involvement/ Plus work specific to Wales: https://www.invo.org.uk/communities/invodirect-org/involving-people-national-institute-for-social-care-and-health-research-clinical-research-centre-nischr-crc/ And their evidence library: https://www.invo.org.uk/resource-centre/libraries/evidence-library/  

Track the Act (survey for carers)

Carers have certain rights, legally defined in the Social Services and Well Being Act (Wales) 2014. The Track the Act survey was set up to monitor and gather information from carers themselves on how the changes  to the law has affected them in reality. The information helps them continue to support carers in their work. If you’re a carer, please read more and fill in the survey here: https://www.carersuk.org/wales/news-campaigns/track-the-act  

Daring to be different: primary care in Wrexham

The Community Care Collaborative CIC (CCC) is a social enterprise that is working to redesign the way primary care is delivered in Wrexham.  It was set up by Dr Karen Sankey, an experienced GP who came to the realisation that many of the patients she saw daily did not need her medical help.  She regularly had days seeing patients without having to take her stethoscope out of her bag. Karen realised that what many patients […]

Link between design and care

Design Council launched a major design programme to improve the quality of care. “We have added years to our lives, but now we need to add life to our years. Design for Care will require the collaboration of designers, public and private sector bodies, and the third sector.” http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/news-opinion/link-between-design-and-care

A better A&E design project

Emergency departments are high pressure environments, focused on delivering care in the most efficient manner. As a consequence, the human and emotional aspects of care are often neglected. PearsonLloyd offered a programme of design solutions that inform and guide patients through their time in the department, as well as working staff to support their interactions with frustrated and aggressive patients. http://www.abetteraande.com/