Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Unit

Projects funded from other sources

  • The detection and management of pain in patients with dementia in acute care settings: development of a decision tool. Funded by the NIHR. Project PI Prof Dawn Dowding (University of Leeds), local PI Dr Liz Sampson.
  • The SEED Programme: Supporting Excellence in End of life Care in Dementia. A key aim of this project is to develop, implement and evaluate an evidence-based integrated care pathway (ICP), and associated educational resources, to support the provision of good quality end of life care in dementia. Funded by an NIHR programme Grant. Professor Louise Robinson, Newcastle University (PI), Local PI Dr Liz Sampson. Co-applicant Karen Harrison-Dening.
  • European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Pain and Impaired Cognition (PAIC).  The major aim is the development of a comprehensive and internationally agreed-on assessment toolkit for older adults targeting the various subtypes of dementia and various aspects of pain. Stefan Lautenberger, Erik Scherder (EU leads), Local PI Dr Liz Sampson (UK lead) Action website:
  • An evaluation of the UCL Partners Acute Hospitals Dementia Training Programme. We will take a multi-level, mixed methods approach to evaluating the impact of a comprehensive dementia training programme for over 20000 acute hospital staff. Funded by North East London Foundation Trust. PI Dr Liz Sampson
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy, a Talking Control or treatment as usual for the management of dysfunction in advanced cancer; a feasibility randomised control trial. Funded by NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Competition 17. This project involves multi-disciplinary collaboration from researchers at the MCPCRU and other UCL Departments and clinicians from Marie Curie Hospice Hampstead, St Joseph’s Hospice Hackney and St John’s Hospice. PI Dr Marc Serfaty, main co-applicant Dr Joe Low.

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