HESCADE

Welcome to HESCADE

The Health & Social CAre Workforce - Development and Education Research Group (HESCADE) is multidisciplinary with a focus on questions about the education, development and well-being of the current and future health and social care workforce.

We address the following research themes:

  • Interventions to support the well-being of the health- and social care workforce,
  • Effective methods of education/training of the current and future health- and social care workforce,
  • Effective methods of supporting, retaining and developing the health- and social care workforce professionals ,  
  • The impact and acceptability of innovation in the health- and social care workforce, including new ways of working, new knowledge and skills, and new roles.

Founding members

  • Professor Ann Ooms, Professor in Higher Education Research, Kingston University (Lead)
  • Professor Vari Drennan, Professor of Health Care and Policy Research, Kingston University
  • Dr Mary Halter, Associate Professor Emergency Cardiovascular and Critical Care Research, Kingston University
  • Professor Rick Hood, Professor of Social Work, Kingston University
  • Professor Jayne Price, Professor of Children's Nursing, Kingston University
  • Professor Claire Thurgate, Head of School of Nursing, Allied and Public Health, Kingston University

Members

  • Boamah, Yvette, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Chamanga, Edwin, CSH Surrey
  • De Rezende, Helena, Bournemouth University
  • Dicken, Carol, Kingston University - Social Work
  • Evans, Sharon, Developing Together Social Work Teaching Partnership
  • Favato, Giampiero, Kingston University - Business School
  • Gillman, Lindsay, Kingston University – Midwifery
  • Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne, Kingston University – Research Fellow
  • Leliopoulou, Chrysi, University of East Anglia
  • Matthews, Claudine, Anglia Ruskin University - Dietician & Nutrition
  • McGowan, Catherine, St Georges University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Menezes, Antoinette, University of West London
  • Micallef, Ricarda, Kingston University - Pharmacy
  • Muleya, Wilson, Kingston University - Social Work
  • Mupaya, Wadzanai, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Nebel, Ulrike, Developing Together Social Work Teaching Partnership
  • Nikoletou, Dimitra, St George's University of London - Physiotherapy
  • Nilsson, David, Kingston University - Social Work
  • Royle, Finlay, NHS South East London – Pharmacy
  • Shamim, Atif, NHS England – Pharmacy
  • Stroumpouki, Dora, Kingston University – Nursing, Allied and Public Health
  • Taylor, Francesca, Kingston University – Nursing, Allied and Public Health
  • Wu, Lihua, Kingston University - Nursing, Allied and Public Health

Examples of current projects

HESCADE

Addressing the retention of community nurses in England: a mixed methods study of strategies, impact, and outcomes

HESCADE

The National Health Service (NHS) has major problems in meeting the needs of patients and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. There are plans to provide more care outside of hospitals, such as more virtual wards in the community. These plans rely on having enough nurses working in the community and visiting patients in their own homes. Community and district nursing services in England often have problems in keeping staff – a particular issue in cities and for adult community nursing services. This study will identify successful ways of preventing community nurses for adults leaving their jobs and organisations.

SkillMix

Implementation of the non-medical practitioner workforce into the emergency and urgent care system skill-mix in England: a mixed methods study of configurations and impact.

SkillMix

This NIHR HS&DR-funded study investigates the role non-medical practitioners play in NHS hospital emergency departments and urgent treatment centres to determine the best ‘skill-mix' – the ratio of non-medical practitioners to doctors and nurses. The research will feature three phases and involve the analysis of national data and observing non-medical practitioners while they work, as well as detailed case studies of patient experience and outcomes in emergency departments with different skill-mixes.

Examples of recent publications

Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education