Background Patricia Grocott in a reader in palliative wound care with a professional background in hospice based palliative care and end of life care.
Current responsibilities Dr Grocott’s responsibilities include developing research proposals in support of a coherent research programme in palliative wound care, including broadening research funding to include research councils and equivalents. Her responsibilities also include disseminating research outputs and establishing effective working with staff in Trusts, statutory agencies, voluntary organisations and with users and carers. Dr Grocott is involved in building research capacity through doctoral studentships and doctoral student supervision.
Research interests Dr Grocott’s research programme is concerned with translational research for palliative wound care, specifically the development and testing of methodologies for generating evidence for complex, multi faceted healthcare research. This includes capturing user needs in a form that can be utilised in the design of medical devices and partnership with industry through collaboration such as WRAP collaboration (Woundcare Research for Appropriate Products).
Dr Grocott is Principal Invrestigator for a project entitled 'Enhancing current skin and wound care and patient outcomes for Epidermolysis bullosa', funded by the Guy's and St Thomas Charitable Foundation. Research value £115K. Commenced March 2010.
Dr Grocott is Principal Investigator for a proejct entitled 'WEB' (Woundcare Research for Epidermolysis bullosa), funded by King's Future Fund. Commenced November 2009. The project is a collaboration with DebRA, The Department of Dermatology at St Thomas' Hospital, a design consultant and manufacturers who are developing novel wound care solutions for EB.
Dr Grocott is Co-Applicant and Clinical Project Manager for the WRAP Collaboration, a successful and expanding project that received over £1m funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
Dr Grocott was also Co-Applicant and Lead King’s Investigator of the MATCH (Multidisciplinary Assessment of Technologies Centre for Healthcare) project, also funded by £6.3m from the EPSRC and involving collaboration with the Universities of Brunel, Birmingham, Nottingham and Ulster.
Additional information Dr Grocott maintains her clinical skills through working with palliative care clinicians at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust and a number of hospices
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Grocott P, Briggs E. (2009) ‘Palliative Wound Pain’, in Harding K, White R. (eds.). Trauma and Pain in Wound Care, 2nd ed. Glasgow: Wounds UK, pp.115-135.
Grocott P, Robinson V (2009) Skin problems in palliative medicine: nursing aspects. In: Hanks G, Cherney N, Kaasa S, Christakis NA, Portenoy RK and Fallon M (Eds). Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, Fourth Edition, Oxford UK, Oxford University Press,965 - 975.
Grocott P, Campling N (2009) A methodology for evaluating wound care technologies in the context of treatment and care, European Wound Management Association Journal, 9, 27-38.
Campling N, Grocott P, Cowley S (2008). Disconnection: the user voice within the wound dressing supply chain. Journal of Nursing Management. 16 (2) 204-213.
Bridgelal Ram M, Grocott P, Weir H. (2008). "Issues and challenges of involving users in medical device development." Health Expectations . 11 (1) 63-71.
Bridgelal Ram M, Campling (nee Browne) N, Weir H, Grocott P. (2008) "A Methodology for a Structured Survey of the Healthcare Literature related to Medical Device Users." Evaluation 14 (1) 49-73.
Cowley S, Grocott P. (2007) Research design for the development and evaluation of complex technologies: an empirical example and critical discussion. Evaluation 13 (3) 285-305.Grocott P, Weir H, Bridgelal Ram M (2007) A Model of User Engagement in Medical Device Development. International Journal for Health Care Quality Assurance. 20 (6), 484-493.
Dr Patricia Grocott Reader in Palliative Wound Care.
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery
King’s College London.
James Clerk Maxwell Building Room 1.34
Waterloo Road. London SE1 8WA.
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