Improving hospital care for older people with cognitive impairment

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Improving the general hospital care experience from admission through to discharge for older patients with cognitive impairment and their carers / families.



  • Contact name

    Clare Abley

  • Contact email

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 9 months, 27 days

  • Research summary

    This qualitative study is part of a wider research project to improve the care experience of older patients with cognitive impairment and their carers/families whilst in acute hospitals. It aims to explore the experiences of older patients and their carers / families. This will be achieved by following a small number of patients throughout their stay in a large local acute NHS Trust. Both positive and negative experiences will be explored in depth. Participant observation will be used to explore patient experiences, as well as interviews with carers/family members and staff. There will be active involvement of two bespoke involvement groups: a Consumer Reference Group and Expert Reference Group.

  • REC name

    North East - Newcastle & North Tyneside 2 Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    25 Mar 2015

  • REC opinion

    Further Information Favourable Opinion