Patient and Public Involvement

Two members of the team have experience of caring for a relative or close friend with advanced dementia and will play an important role in the design of patient information, promotion of the trial and in the analysis of data

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Kick-Off Meeting

Members of the NAMASTE Trial Project gathered at Lancaster University on the 20th December 2016 for the inaugural 'Kick-Off' meeting

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Dr Julie Kinley
Nurse Consultant for Care Homes
St Christopher's Hospice
Lawrie Park Road
SE26 6DZ

Julie Kinley is the Nurse Consultant for Care Homes working at St Christopher’s Hospice in London.  She was appointed into this post in 2013 to lead and manage the Care Home Project Team (CHPT). As well as having a research, audit and education role this team provides practice development to over 150 care homes. The research studies she has previously undertaken inform the CHPT and others model of practice. Within this study she brings experience of Namaste Care in the care home setting and in implementing and sustaining interventions in practice. She is working alongside Catherine Walshe on Phase 2 of this Namaste Trial where the Namaste Care programme identified in Phase 1 of the study, and the implementation process, will be developed and refined using a qualitative consultative approach.