Welcome to SPEECH – a research project being conducted at The University of Manchester.
We aim to improve health communication and reduce risks to patient safety. Specifically, to help people aged 65+ with multiple long-term conditions – multimorbidity (MLTC-M) talk to and be heard by staff from their General Practices.
To do this, we are:
- Developing a better understanding of how people aged 65+ with multiple (that is, two or more) long-term conditions talk to doctors and other staff from General Practices.
- Designing materials to provide information and guidance on how to improve communication.
- Finding out if the materials make sense and if people would be happy to use them.
For more information on what we are doing, see our research.