As local areas move towards creating integrated care systems, a holistic understanding of health and social care needs is required. Currently, major public health challenges such as multimorbidity are generally considered in a biomedical sense, (i.e. two long-term conditions) even though social factors influence its extent and nature. This PhD will seek to advance our understanding of the value of linked health and council data to examine the clustering of multimorbidity and associated unplanned service use by health and social factors. It will involve a systematic review of the literature, a descriptive analysis of the prevalence of multimorbidity, associations with unplanned service use and qualitative work.
Dr Jessica Sheringham, supervisory panel members – Dr Manuel Gomes, Dr Helen McDonald, Prof David Osborne, Sue Hogarth
Start date and duration
24th September 2019 start date, 3 year full-time PhD
Partners and collaborators involved
NIHR School for Public Research, Islington Council