New project, Launching Lydia Osteoporosis 3

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a third Lydia Osteoporosis Project this January 2018 at QMU.

Project title: An action research and evaluation study topromote person-centred care of older people with osteoporosis (including moving and handling) in community settings.


The focus is on populations in the care of community nursing teams at home and within community hospitals, nursing home or residential care settings.


The third Lydia Osteoporosis Project (LOP 3) extends into the care of older people with osteoporosis in community nursing settings and helps to share the Lydia Osteoporosis Project, research findings and education outputs with a wider audience.  As in LOP 2 this project has  a participatory action research and evaluation design that includes adapting an online complex education intervention (an output from the original LOP) to the local context in collaboration with staff and service users, and the co-production of suitable implementation strategies.

Look out for further information about LOP 3 on this website. We are currently preparing the research ethics and NHS research and development documents.

The Lydia Osteoporosis Project is supported by a very generous donation to QMU by private benefactors.

If you would like to receive further information about LOP 3 please contact Dr Margaret Smith (Principal Investigator for the project) via this website or by email:


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