Research Priorities for Community Nursing
A James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) bringing together patients, carers and clinicians to identify the top 10 research priorities for community nursing.
Part of our Improving Health and Social Care research theme
The first Community Nursing PSP survey will be closing on:
Monday 15th February.
Once we have had time to process the results of the first survey we will be launching a second survey, to rank the research questions that have been identified from the responses to the first survey, will be launching in spring/summer 2021
Community nursing centres around taking account of the whole person, in terms of their physical, mental, psychological, social and emotional health and wellbeing, to provide support to patients and carers and improve their quality of life.
The aim of the community nursing PSP is to identify the unanswered questions about community nursing from patient, carer and clinical perspectives, and then prioritise those that patients, carers and clinicians agree are the most important for research to address.
This Community Nursing PSP is being led by four National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) 70@70 nursing research leaders, and is funded by the NIHR ARC Oxford and Thames Valley.
The nursing research leaders are from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, and this partnership offers opportunities for excellent collaboration across England.
The first Community Nursing PSP survey closed on Monday 15th February.
Further information and updates:
- The NIHR ARC Oxford is committed to supporting the development of this PSP with a view to securing funding to deliver research based on the outcomes of this project.
- A message from Hameed Khan, patient and carer representative and member of the the Research Priorities for Community Nursing Steering Group, with a message for people to get involved.
Interested in Research?
Are you a community nurse, and wondering how you could get involved in research?
If so, visit: www.nihr.ac.uk/explore-nihr/campaigns/yourpathinresearch
Or contact your local Trusts R&D team, who will be delighted to hear from you!
- To identify the unanswered questions about community nursing from a broad range of patient, carer and clinical perspectives.
- To prioritise those questions that patients, carers and clinicians agree are the most important for research to address.
- Identifying the top 10 research priorities for community nursing.
- A final report outlining the findings of the PSP in more detail.
- Various dissemination activities, including social media, publications, workshops or meetings and presentations, and other materials that can be shared widely among important partners and those able to influence research in community nursing.
By identifying the shared research priorities for community nursing we hope to influence:
- the process of community nursing, making it more efficient, have greater impact and be better suited to patient needs; and
- to improve the physical and mental health and social care outcomes of those who rely on community nursing.