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Randolph Hill and Queen Margaret University Research Partnership

Randolph Hill are delighted to be partnering with QMU Edinburgh (Centre for Person-centred Practice Research) to work together on a nurse led research project called the ‘Listen and Learn with Older People’ project. This project is being funded by RCN Foundation Bursary Schemes who provide bursaries and grants to support programmes that directly make a difference to quality patient care. The project enhances learning for nurses within the care home setting with the ultimate aim of improving nursing practice and patient care, something we are very passionate about here at Randolph Hill.

Professor Jan Dewing, director of the research centre has said that “there is a great deal of desire and motivation in the project team to learn about the methods that can be used to collect and act on real-time feedback”.

This project will have a direct effect on all of our Randolph Hill Homes but especially Blenham House and Holmesview.

Mandy Rogers, our Senior Manager at Blenham House said, “this project will improve the care experience of older people as we aim to learn how to work with a range of different methods and tools in order to promote better choice and understand more about resident’s views.”

Margaret Campbell, our Senior Manager at Holmesview shares similar views and said ‘the project feels like an exciting opportunity for our staff and residents to share each other’s values and work together’.

Director of Nursing, Ingrid Neville is very involved with the project and is really keen to support and improve communication between staff members and older people. Ingrid also believes it is very important to accept feedback from the residents so that staff can continue to grow and develop their skills and improve resident relationships.

We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to be working with Queen Margaret University and how this research project will have a direct affect and in turn, hugely benefit the residents and staff here at Randolph Hill.