The Improving Experiences of Care (ImpEC). theme is focused on improving experiences of care, both for people using care and their families and for staff providing care. Our research is multidisciplinary and multi-method with a strong basis in the social sciences. It employs a range of health services skills and theories drawn from sociology, organisational behaviour, management, health psychology and philosophy. We use a range of tools to conduct and communicate their research including participatory action methods; social media; facilitated workshops and focus groups as well as interviews, surveys and other traditional forms of engagement. The programme is supported by cross cutting methodological research and knowledge synthesis.
Current Project Highlights
- ECLS study: Early Cancer detection test - Lung cancer Scotland
- EuroFIT - Social innovation to improve physical activity and sedentary behaviour through elite European football
- Translation Research in a Dental Setting (TRIADS) programme
- Using Care Opinion for patient-centred quality improvement