Research projects

Dementia Care and Prevention
Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC) in mental health settings: an implementation study
NHS Improvement and NIHR ARC Wessex

We have developed and piloted a programme called Creating Learning Environments for Compassionate Care (CLECC), and this project pilots its use in mental health settings. In CLECC, all registered nurses and health care assistants from participating wards attend a study day, with a focus on team building and understanding patient experiences. A nurse educator (who is not usually part of the ward team) supports the team to try new ways of working on the ward, including regular supportive discussions on improving care. Ward managers attend learning groups to develop their leadership role. Volunteer team members receive training in observations of care and feeding back information to colleagues.

 Dr Michelle Myall Team member:  Dr Michelle Myall (University of Southampton), Professor Jackie Bridges (University of Southampton), Dr Jane Frankland (University of Southampton), Dr Sarah Williams (Solent NHS Trust).

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