Community Therapists Network
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Charts Designed to Educate

Annual Conference

Provision of Community-Based Health Services: An Evidence-Based Approach

24th September 2008, Sheffield

Download the speaker presentations:

Delivery of Older People's Care
Dr Susan Nancarrow

Effectiveness of Support Workers and Assistant Practitioners in Community Rehabilitation
Anna Moran

Interprofessional Working
Andrew Booth

Translating the COOP Study into Clinical Practice
Prof Stuart Parker

Interprofessional Working - delivering best practice in older people's community-based services
Tony Smith, Dr Lorraine Ellis

Intermediate Care Services - what do patients think? /
Delivering Intermediate Care and Community Therapy Services - what's it all going to cost?

Simon Dixon

This year’s conference focused on two research projects with specific relevance to community therapy teams.

The first, "COOP", was led by Dr Susan Nancarrow of Sheffield Hallam University and examined the impact of different models of staffing on the outcomes of community based services for older people. The outcomes assessed were patient-related (health status and functional status; staff-related (satisfaction, autonomy and role flexibility) and the service-related (costs and length of stay).

The second project, entitled "Enhancing the effectiveness of interprofessional working: costs and outcomes" is led by Professor Pam Enderby. This research builds on findings of the first project with a view to developing a good practice model to support the implementation of interprofessional working in community based therapy teams. Results of an extensive literature review will be presented and delegates will be consulted on the approaches to implementing the work.

Both projects are three year projects funded by the National Institute of Health Research, Service Delivery and Organisation Programme (SDO).

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