Quality and Outcomes Research Unit (QORU)

Principal investigator(s):
Julien Forder, José-Luis Fernández, Ray Fitzpatrick
Team:
Julien Forder, Ray Fitzpatrick, José-Luis Fernández, Ann Netten, Julie Beadle-Brown, Nadia Brookes, Angela Coulter, Francesco D'Amico, Diane Fox, Clara Heath, Cheryl Hunter, Crispin Jenkinson, Martin Knapp, Juliette Malley, Michele Peters, Stacey Rand, Kamilla Razik, Lisa Richardson, Sara Ryan, Asuza Sato, Nick Smith, Ann-Marie Towers, Lisa Trigg, Agnes Turnpenny, Beckie Whelton, Sue Ziebland, Valentina Zigante
Start year:
2010
End year:
2018
Funder:
Secretary of State for Health
Partners:
PSSRU at Kent and LSE, University of Oxford, Tizard Centre (University of Kent)
Website:
https://www.qoru.ac.uk

The Quality and Outcomes Research Unit (QORU) has been funded by the Department of Health in England to develop and promote appropriate use of evidence, both quantitative and qualitative, of need, quality and outcomes in relation to long-term health conditions, with resulting beneficial impact on the quality of health and social services. The Unit has initially been funded to conduct a 5-year programme of research and will seek to: engage sufferers of long-term conditions in research; identify their conditions and circumstances and the effects these condition have on their quality of life; find the most appropriate ways to use information about people’s outcomes and experience to guide the development of the health and social care services in England; and gather evidence about the best strategies to support people with chronic diseases and other long-term conditions.

Publications

DPs or Working Papers

DP or working paper

Measuring the Social Care Outcomes of Informal Carers: An Interim Technical Report for the Identifying the Impact of Adult Social Care (IIASC)

2012

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Conference Presentations

Conference presentation output

Quality of life of older adults who use social care support and their unpaid carers

2015

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Conference presentation output

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit for Carers

2015

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The long-term conditions questionnaire (LTCQ): a patient-reported outcome measure

2015

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Body Mass, Physical Activity and Future Care Needs

2015

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Patient engagement and health information technology. Paper for Commonwealth Fund and Nuffield Trust, 15th International meeting on Improving the Quality and Efficiency of Health Care, 16-17 July 2015

2015

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Conference presentation output

Using ASCOT to improve care practice and monitor quality in care homes

2014

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How the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT) can help us understand quality of life and quality of care of people living with dementia in care homes

2014

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Blogs

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The rocky road to developing a toolkit

2016

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Living with long-term conditions: Validation of the Long-Term Conditions Questionnaire (LTCQ)

2016

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Public Involvement: the benefits of a research advisory group

2016

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Helping local authorities to maximise the local value and use of adult social care date for performance improvement

2016

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Maximising the local value of adult social care and carers survey data through stakeholder engagement

2016

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Using the analysis findings from the Adult Social Care Survey (ASCS) and Carers Survey (PSS SACE) to fulfil local authority (LA) information needs

2016

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Using reports to maximise the local relevance, value and use of adult social care and carers data for local performance improvement

2016

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Meeting local information needs with ASCS and PSS SACE data (Blog)

2015

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Webinars or workshops? Reflections on our first ASCOT webinar series

2015

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Supporting unpaid carers to have a life of their own alongside caring

2015

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