LOROS aims to improve care for patients and their families by undertaking research.
These pages may feature medical and research terminology and subjects of a sensitive nature. We hope however, that anyone who is interested in research at LOROS will find them useful and we'd welcome your feedback
We work collaboratively with patients and carers and with research teams from many universities and NHS organisations, locally and nationally.
We welcome being part of new projects that will improve the care of patients and families and the skills of staff that support them.
Contact the Research team by email or call (0116) 231 8498
On 3rd February 2021 Dr Karen Harrison-Dening gave a very interesting and impactful annual LOROS lecture, 'A Good Death in Dementia'. The event was attended on our ECHO Zoom platform by 85 people. Karen Agreed to share her slides and you can watch the video of the lecture here.
Our research project, 'Thinking Ahead: Exploring and understanding experiences and decisions in end of life care planning with patients and families from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds', has started. It's been kindly funded by the National Institute of Health Research. More here.
LOROS is working with the University of Southampton on a new project looking at how donation of the eyes after someone has died can save other people's sight. More here.
On 28th March 2019 Dr Wendy Ann Webb gave a truly outstanding annual LOROS lecture, 'Life's Hard and Then You Die: Exploring the end of life concerns within the homeless population'. The event was live streamed and you can catch it again here.
Read more about our work in the LOROS Research newsletters
Senior research fellow Dr Zoebia Islam presented 'Thinking Ahead about Medical Treatments in Advanced Illness: the complexities of supporting diverse communities in Leicestershire'. Read more here.
LOROS' Marjolein Cleaver shared the findings of our EVOLVE project at the Allied Professionals Forum in Glasgow recently. This was an 18-month project, funded by Hospice UK, to support patients with Motor Neurone Disease to engage in meaningful activity in their own homes. Find out more here.