New project, Launching Lydia Osteoporosis 3 in the community

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We are delighted to announce the launch of a third Lydia Osteoporosis Project.

Page updated 29.06.2018

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

We now have all Ethics and NHS R&D and Management Approvals in place and have gained the support of senior clinical managers in the research sites. We are looking forward to working with our colleagues on this exciting research, education and quality improvement initiative.

Our 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.

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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Watch this space for updates on the project over the months ahead

Glad to report we have all approvals in place and are moving into the Action Research Phase this summer! Grateful thanks to all who are supporting the project. M A Smith June 2018