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This blog is a space for sharing news about OPSWISE with everyone who is interested. We will be blogging about the study as it develops, sharing information and providing links to useful resources. We welcome any comments that you may have. If you are interested in finding out more about the OPSWISE study, visit us at

Progress, events and outputs

OPSWISE Theory Building Workshop 30/1/14

For the process of developing the initial programme theory, one of our activities was to hold a theory building workshop with relevant stakeholders (e.g. educators, practitioners, managers and patient and public involvement representatives), to identify and prioritise the theory to be tested in the review. Whilst the workshop was held in North Wales, video-conferencing enabled wider participation in the discussions!


In groups, initial discussions were held about core components of workforce development interventions for older people's services, which were helpful to identify areas of importance for stakeholders.


Join us for a Tweet chat WeNurses 23/10/14

On Thursday 23rd October at 8pm, the OPSWISE interest in the skills and development of the assistant care workforce will be the topic for the @WeNurses Twitter chat #WeNurses

The chat will be hosted by Marie Batey. Marie is Head of Acute and Older People and Programme Lead for Compassion in Practice at NHS England. Prior to this Marie has held a number of clinical posts in London teaching hospitals and developed her career in critical care nursing.  As Executive Director of Patient Experience and Nursing at Hillingdon Hospital in 2007, Marie led the creation of a membership base of over 10,000 people.  She led improvements in patient outcomes, notably focusing on Infection Prevention and Control and the fundamentals of care.  Throughout her career Marie has worked closely with frontline staff, local people and colleagues in educational and voluntary sectors to shape approaches to care. To visit the WeNurses website and “how to” join the chat information click on

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Click here for overview of study presentation

OPSWISE presentation

Click here for OPSWISE data extraction "relevant and good enough" flow chart

OPSWISE Glossary of terms

Click here to see the OPSWISE animation

OPSWISE animation





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