Research Priorities

We aim to develop an intervention (or interventions) which could improve quality of care, quality of life, or service delivery and organisation for community-dwelling older people who are living with moderate to severe frailty. To inform this work, we will identify what is important to older people who are residing in their own home or a care home. We will do this by:

  1. Undertaking a systematic review of the literature to identify their priorities for research, producing a long-list of priorities.

  2. Adapting this long-list into an accessible survey for older people with frailty: to assess their agreement with the identified priorities, to find out if there are additional areas that they feel are important, and to ask for their opinion on which priorities are the most important.

Systematic review protocol registered with PROSPERO:

For further details contact: Karen Spilsbury ( or Liz Graham (