Improving care and sustaining independence for older people living with frailty is a key aim of the NHS Long Term Plan. The overarching aim of the ARC theme is therefore to improve physical and mental health of older people living with frailty, including care home residents, and generate major health and care efficiency savings.
The overall aim is to develop a core outcome set, i.e. a list of outcomes which should be measured and reported, as a minimum, for all randomised trials evaluating complex interventions in older people with frailty, including recommendations to address the challenges faced in collecting outcomes in this population.
The specific objectives are outline below. The candidate will not be expected to deliver on all of these objectives. The PhD provides the successful candidate with scope to explore varying directions within the objectives set out to achieve the stated aim based on their interests and skills. They will have the opportunity to work closely with other Yorkshire and Humber ARC researchers to ensure this PhD complements ongoing research in this area.
Training will be provided through the Graduate School of the University of Leeds.The successful candidate has the added advantage of joining a cohort of studentships funded by the Yorkshire and Humber ARC through which a range of developmental opportunities will be provided.
Application deadline is Friday 19 February 2021.
Visit the institution website for additional information about the objectives of the studentship and the application process.