Current projects

OPEL toolkit project

Design, pilot-implementation and evaluation of an interactive online toolkit for Optimising Hospice at Home Care Delivery.

  • Chief Investigator: Dr Rasa Mikelyte, University of Kent
  • Co-Investigator: Charlotte Brigden, Pilgrims Hospices

A randomised controlled trial of a virtual peer-to-peer support programme for informal caregivers of individuals with motor neurone disease

  • Chief Investigator: Prof Louise Rose, Kings College London

Recent projects

Think Talk Act project – Service evaluation of the ‘Talk’ pilot to support early identification and referral of patients

Think Talk Act project – Service evaluation of the ‘Think’ pilot sessions to help patients and their caregivers think about planning for future care and wishes

Optimum Hospice at Home Service Models for End of Life (OPEL-H@H)

  • Chief Investigator, Prof Claire Butler, University of Kent
  • Co Investigator, Charlotte Brigden, Pilgrims Hospices

Evaluation of the Nurse Directed Beds Model of Care

Methylphenidate versus placebo for fatigue in advanced cancer (MePFAC Study)

  • Chief Investigator: Prof Paddy Stone, University College London
  • Principal Investigator: Dr Soumen Saha (Pilgrims Hospices)

Our research enables us to continually improve care and outcomes for people who are living with life limiting illness, and their family and friends who we support.

To get in touch with us about our research or send us your ideas contact Charlotte Brigden:

We welcome research ideas, collaborations and partnerships with external researchers to help us improve our services and care. This could involve Pilgrims being a site for your studies or us working with you to develop new projects.

If you're receiving Pilgrims care or are a member of the public, click here to find out how you could be involved in developing or supporting Pilgrims research.