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Table 2 Qualitative data collection

From: Improving safety in care homes: protocol for evaluation of the Walsall and Wolverhampton care home improvement programme

Type of data Data source Detail of data to be collected Time point(s)
Non-participant observation of training sessions Observation, training sessions •Observation of the training and care home-based sessions will allow recording of content and delivery of training, length of sessions, number of attendees. Also, identification of possible issues for follow-up in semi-structured interviews in the case study care homes Each session
Non-participant observation of care home-based sessions Observation, care home-based sessions A selected number of sessions throughout the programme (approximately 30% of the total)
Documentary analysis Patient Safety Collaborative Programme Board •All documents relating to the programme will be analysed to provide information about programme planning, content and delivery Throughout the programme
Focus groups Care home staff participating in the programme (2 groups of 6–8 staff at each time point) •What has been learned by participation in the programme, how learning has been applied to individuals’ practice, barriers and facilitators to implementing change in the care home, perceptions of best/worst features of the programme, suggestions for improvement 6, 12 and 18 months
Semi-structured interviews CCG managers and programme facilitators (n = 6) •Experience of running the programme, perceived barriers to safety-related change in care homes, best/worst features of the programme, suggestions for improvement Months 6, 12 and 24
Semi-structured interviews in four case study care homes Staff and care home managers (participants and non-participants in the programme) (n = 6 to 8 in each of the four case study sites at each time point) •What has been learned, how learning has been applied to individuals’ practice, barriers and facilitators to implementing change in the care home, changes made to safety-related processes at the care home level, extent and type of collaboration across care homes 12 and 24 months