Ewch i’r prif gynnwys

Optimeiddio darparu a threfnu gwasanaethau

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Mae ein thema ymchwil yn canolbwyntio ar ddeall ffyrdd cyfredol a ffyrdd sy'n ymddangos o’r newydd o drefnu a chyflenwi gofal, ac ar ddefnyddio'r wybodaeth hon i wella profiadau pobl sy'n defnyddio ac yn gweithio mewn gwasanaethau.

Mae ein thema ymchwil yn canolbwyntio ar ddeall ffyrdd cyfredol a ffyrdd sy'n ymddangos o’r newydd o drefnu a chyflenwi gofal, ac ar ddefnyddio'r wybodaeth hon i wella profiadau pobl sy'n defnyddio ac yn gweithio mewn gwasanaethau.

Mae cyrff iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol yn wynebu galw na welwyd ei debyg, ac mae angen brys am dystiolaeth o ffyrdd newydd o drefnu a gweithio i ymateb i heriau iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol cynyddol gymhleth.

Mae ein portffolio ymchwil ar hyn o bryd yn ymdrin â'r canlynol:

  • Datblygiadau arloesol yn y gweithlu iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol ac effaith y rhain ar staff, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth a gofalwyr
  • Modelau newydd o ddarparu gofal ac ymagweddau newydd at ymarfer
  • Gwell systemau diogelwch i gleifion
  • Profiadau cleifion, defnyddwyr gwasanaeth a gofalwyr

Mae ein prosiectau'n cynnwys cydweithio rhyngddisgyblaethol gydag ymarferwyr ac ymchwilwyr iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol ar draws Prifysgol Caerdydd ac o Brifysgolion sy'n rhagorol yn rhyngwladol yn y DU ac yn fyd-eang. Mae gan aelodau o'r thema hon gefndiroedd mewn ymarfer gofal iechyd proffesiynol, gan dynnu ar amrywiaeth eang o ymagweddau ansoddol, meintiol a dulliau cymysg, ac yn cael eu llywio gan ddamcaniaethau a syniadau o feysydd iechyd, rheolaeth a'r gwyddorau cymdeithasol. Fel ymchwilwyr rydym ni'n ymrwymo i ymgysylltu ystyrlon gyda'r holl grwpiau rhanddeiliaid, gan gynnwys pobl sy'n defnyddio gwasanaethau yn ogystal â'r rheini sy'n arwain, rheoli a darparu gofal wyneb yn wyneb.

Mae ein haelodau'n ymgysylltu'n weithredol gyda pholisi iechyd, datblygu strategaeth, arloesi clinigol ac addysgol yng Nghymru a thu hwnt.

Mae'r thema ymchwil hon hefyd yn ymrwymo i gymorth cymheiriaid a mentora, ac mae aelodau'n ymrwymo i adeiladu capasiti a gallu ar draws ymchwil iechyd a gofal cymdeithasol. Croesawir ceisiadau PhD ar amrywiaeth o bynciau. Dylai ceisiadau ymdrin yn uniongyrchol â phwnc ymchwil a ddynodir gan oruchwylwyr y thema. Nodir y pynciau ar broffiliau gwe'r goruchwylwyr. Mae ceisiadau nad ydynt yn ymdrin â dewis bwnc y goruchwyliwr ar gyfer goruchwylio yn annhebygol o fod yn llwyddiannus.

Research Theme Leads

Ben Hannigan

Yr Athro Ben Hannigan

Athro: Nyrsio Iechyd Meddwl

Email:
hanniganb@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88567
Woman at whiteboard

Dr Aled Jones

Darllennydd: Diogelwch Claf ac Ansawdd Gofal Iechyd

Siarad Cymraeg
Email:
jonesa97@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88570

Current research projects

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

We are identifying and bringing together research and other evidence in the area of end of life care for people with severe mental illness.

These people will have an additional diagnosis of advanced, incurable, cancer and/or end-stage major organ failure, and who are likely to die within the next 12 months.

Methods

We are conducting a comprehensive and transparent search for research and other types of information using multiple electronic databases covering health, social care and psychological literature. We are using additional methods to identify research and other relevant literature which might not be found through database searching, including documents not published in academic journals. We are assessing the quality of each piece of research evidence, and will produce a comprehensive, thematic, synthesis.

Our team includes people with backgrounds as academics, mental health and end of life professionals, information specialists, service users and carers. We are also working with a stakeholder advisory group, who will help us throughout our study and advise us on publicising our findings in accessible ways.

We will clearly state the implications of our findings for the commissioning, provision and improvement of NHS (and other) care, and make recommendations for future research.

Funding

This project is funded by:

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme

Research lead

Ben Hannigan

Yr Athro Ben Hannigan

Athro: Nyrsio Iechyd Meddwl

Email:
hanniganb@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88567

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

The aim of this study is to better understand the introduction of a new role in NHS England designed to support staff who wish to raise concerns about the quality of patient care.

These roles are called 'Freedom to Speak Up Guardians' (referred to here as 'FTSUG'). Although 'speaking up' makes an important contribution to patient safety in the NHS, those who speak up have not always been treated well.

For example, the Francis Report in 2013 into serious patient care failures at Stafford Hospital identified that staff speaking up were often ignored and mistreated by colleagues. The related Freedom to Speak Up review by Francis in 2015 recommended that raising concerns should become a normal part of the job for anyone working in the NHS.

The introduction of the new FTSUG role is described as potentially making a huge contribution to improving the way 'Speak Up' cases are handled. However, there are some important differences in how the FTSUG role is being introduced by organisations across England.

More information is needed to fully understand differences in FTSUG roles and what these differences mean for staff raising concerns and how concerns, when raised, are acted upon.

Funding

This project is funded by the Secretary of State for Health.

Lead researcher

Woman at whiteboard

Dr Aled Jones

Darllennydd: Diogelwch Claf ac Ansawdd Gofal Iechyd

Siarad Cymraeg
Email:
jonesa97@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88570

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

A prospective, mixed methods, before and after study identifying the evidence based for the core components of an effective paediatric early warning system (PEWS) and the development of an implementation package for use in the UK.

In hospital, staff try to quickly identify the children who are seriously ill or getting sicker, so that they receive rapid treatment to improve their condition.

Despite training, sometimes children become sicker in hospital without staff noticing or they underestimate the severity of illness, do not treat deterioration quickly enough, or get extra help. In these cases, the very sick child might require emergency transfer to intensive care, stop breathing, or die unexpectedly.

This study aims to develop an understanding of core components and mechanisms necessary in monitoring children in hospital, in order to identify deterioration quickly so there is an urgent response to save the patient from harm and reduce premature death in hospitalised children across the United Kingdom.

This research study will be conducted in four hospitals and aims to examine what key components should be included in a paediatric early warning system, to help identify the children who are sicker and prevent them becoming more unwell, having a serious complication or dying.

Funding

This project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

Lead researcher

Allen, Davina

Yr Athro Davina Allen

Dirprwy Bennaeth: Ymchwil ac Arloesi Athro Nyrsio

Email:
allenda@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 88561

Dr Colin Powell

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Email:
powellc7@caerdydd.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2074 6787