Skip to main content

Table 2 Recruitment and retention of settings in the English arm of the IMPACT study

From: Improving palliative care in selected settings in England using quality indicators: a realist evaluation

  Setting
Set up General Practitioners (GPs) Care Homes Hospital wards Community Palliative Care teams (PC) Hospices
No. of invitations to participate 20 + (Palliative care champions, academic GPs, GP registrars) Negotiations with care home chain (3 meetings) resulting in 3 Expressions of Interest 2 recruited through a specialist Dementias & neurodegenerative diseases research network (DeNDRoN) 2 recruited through a Clinical Research Network (CLRN) 2 recruited through CLRN
No. recruited 0 2 2 2 2
Baseline assessments - 2 2 2 2
Baseline meetings - With managers not staff With staff and team leader With staff and management With staff and management
Changes planned - • Workshops with staff on End of Life Care
• Standardise use of pain scales
• Optimising IT use
• Ring-fencing beds
See Table 3 See Table 3
Follow up -   2 2 2
Content of follow up - Both Care Homes dropped out Both sites completed follow up QI profile and interviews Both sites completed follow up QI profile and interviews Both sites completed follow up QI profile and part in interviews
Continued quality improvement… -    1 1
  -   No plans Continuing development Continuing development