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Cambridge Public Health


Developing a sustainable platform to understand the primary care, public health and social care needs for dementia, with a focus on poorly represented communities.

About ComPHAD

ComPHAD is a NIHR funded project, partnering with University of Nottingham, Newcastle University, London School of Economics and Political Science, University College London, and University of Plymouth.

Our society is now more diverse than ever, and we need to ensure our research findings are relevant for current and future older people. We are exploring how we can make our research as useful as possible for current and future planning, and as a foundation for more detailed NIHR Schools planned prevention, primary care and social care studies.

To do this, we are carrying out discussions and workshops with colleagues, healthcare agencies and community organisations across the country.


Our work so far has identified specific challenges to different marginalised communities as well as the similarities which link them (below).



We are compiling all our findings in this Padlet, with additional infographics and documents that may be of use to others exploring the same issue. We also welcome any feedback on the information we are gathering. This can be done anonymously via the Padlet. This will be continually updated until the end of the project.


Feedback and contact us

We would love to hear your feedback on our project and findings so far. We are offering a £25 shopping voucher* per hour as a thank you for those who offer their time, with a choice of ways to contribute. For more details, please contact Nicole Thomas.

*Shopping vouchers are standard as we are unable to pay cash. We appreciate a shopping voucher may not always be appropriate. Do contact us if you wish to contribute but will need to receive your thank you in a different way.



Critical Realist Insights: Navigating Interpretation and Experience of Co-development Work in the ComPHAD Project

Navigating the labyrinth of memory: unveiling emotional safety in Dementia