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Older People's Use of ServicesResearch Programme

Programme type

Subtheme on ageing

Programme status

Ongoing

Total number of funded projects

15

Summary of key aims

The objectives of the 'Older People's Use of Services' (OPUS) project are to gather evidence to:

Further the provision of a range of comprehensive and seamless services for older people;
Further the provision of the highest quality services;
Help ensure the supply of appropriate staffing and professional skills;
Take account of the ends and preferences of older people, and be responsive to the different needs of different groups of older people;
Improve services for conditions where treatment effectiveness/patient needs are not well established;
Aid evaluation of new service developments.

Management contact

Dr Carol Lupton
Carol.Lupton@dh.gsi.gov.uk
Skipton House
80 London Rd
London
SE1 6LH

Admin contact

Department of Health
dhmail@dh.gsi.gov.uk
020 7210 4850
Skipton House
80 London Rd
London
SE1 6LH

Scientific contact

Professor Janet Askham
janet.m.askham@kcl.ac.uk
020 7848 3035
King's College London
Strand
London
WC2R 2LS

Funding contact

Dr Carol Lupton
Carol.Lupton@dh.gsi.gov.uk
Skipton House
80 London Rd
London
SE1 6LH

Is the project externally evaluated?

No

Interdisciplinary research is a strategic priority...

  • For the programme ✔
  • For the funding agency ✔