Our main areas of activity during our first year:
- We have commenced the literature review of hospital studies and outcome measures for staff knowledge, confidence and satisfaction in caring for and interacting with dementia patients
- We have developed a sampling framework for selecting hospitals for staff surveys and case studies through collaborating with the National Audit Dementia team
- We have started to work with the “What Works In Dementia Education and Training” team based at Leeds Beckett University
- We have established a Study Advisory Group and conducted a Consultation Group with hospital and research practitioners
We have also presented this work to clinicians, health and social practitioners and members of the public and voluntary sector at the Centre for Ageing Research, Lancaster University, Dementia Futures Event in September 2015.