NIHR Older People and Frailty PRU

Answering questions about the lives of older people to help inform government policies.

 

What we do

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (PRU) aims to produce timely, high quality evidence for policymakers.

We are a collaboration between the University of Manchester, Newcastle University and the London School of Economics. Our aims are to answer policymakers’ questions and help the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make informed decisions about the lives of older people.

We carry out research into promoting healthy ageing, the future needs of older people and the provision of high-quality, cost effective care.

The Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit is funded by the NIHR. We are one of 15 NIHR Policy Research Units currently in operation. You can see a full list on the NIHR website.

 

 

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Themes

Our work is arranged in themes that are central to the health, wellbeing and care of older people.

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Projects

The broader research themes are grouped under our three main research priority projects.

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Methods

We will use a range of research methods to answer important policy questions in a way that is timely, scientifically robust, takes account of patient and public views, and makes the best use of resources. 

 

 

 

Meet the team

Our team comprises research and administration staff from The University of Manchester, Newcastle University and the London School of Economics.

Chris Todd

Chris ToddDirector of Policy Research Unit (Manchester) and Theme Lead for Ageing, Frailty and End-of-Life-Care

Read more about Chris’s research

Barbara Hanratty

Barbara HanrattyDeputy Director of Policy Research Unit (Newcastle) and Theme Lead for Long Term Care

Read more about Barbara’s research

Martin Knapp

Martin KnappAssistant Director of Policy Research Unit (London School of Economics)

Read more about Martin’s research

 

 

Contact us

If you would like to ask any questions about our work, please get in touch by emailing:

pru-manager@manchester.ac.uk

Thank you to the Centre for Ageing Better for images used, taken from their age positive image library.
 

The views expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health and Social Care or its arm’s length bodies, and other government departments.

 

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