Dr Tom Crocker

Senior Research Fellow

tom.crocker@bthft.nhs.uk

ORCID: 0000-0001-7450-3143

Tom is currently a career development fellow with interests in innovation and quality of life. He was previously developing a community service to address unmet needs of stroke survivors in the chronic phase of recovery (at least 6 months after stroke) as part of the LoTS-2-Care project. He is involved in designing the process evaluation embedded in the LoTS-2-Care feasibility trial. He is also updating the Cochrane review of the evidence of effectiveness of physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care, and other related reviews.

Tom has a PhD studying the organisation of renal anaemia management and its relationship to performance in UK renal centres using a case study approach informed by ethnography and health informatics.

Grants

Clegg A, Crocker T, Ensor J, Forster A, Gladman J, Riley R. Community-based complex interventions to sustain independence in older people, stratified by frailty: a systematic review and network meta-analysis   NIHR HTA £298,981.99 01/12/2019-31/05/2021

Publications

Hall JF, Crocker TF, Clarke DJ. Forster A. Supporting carers of stroke survivors to reduce carer burden: development of the Preparing is Caring intervention using Intervention Mapping. BMC Public Health 2019;19:1408; doi:10.1186/s12889-019-7615

Crocker TF, Ozer S, Brown L, Hall J, Forster A. Non‐pharmacological interventions for longer‐term stroke survivors or their carers: an overview of Cochrane Reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2019; Issue 4. Art. No.: CD013317. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013317.

Crocker TF, Brown L, Clegg A, Farley K, Franklin M, Simpkins S. Young J. Quality of life is substantially worse for community-dwelling older people living with frailty: systematic review and meta-analysis. Quality of Life Research 2019;28:2041–2056 https://doi.org/10.1007/s11136-019-02149-1

ardicre NK, Crocker TF, Wright A, Burton LJ, Ozer S, Atkinson R, House A, Hewison J, McKevitt C, Forster A, Farrin AJ & on behalf of the LoTS2Care Programme Management Group. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term (LoTS2Care): study protocol for the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2018;19(1):368. doi: 10.1186/s13063-018-2683-7

Forster A, Crocker T, Wright A, Barnard L, Ozer S, Atkinson R, Hardicre NK, House A, Hewison J, McKevitt C, Farrin AJ and on behalf of the LoTS2Care Programme Management Group. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term (LoTS2Care): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials (2018) 19(1):317. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2669-5

Hardicre NK, Crocker TF, Wright A, Burton LJ, Ozer S, Atkinson R, et al. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term (LoTS2Care): study protocol for the process evaluation of a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2018;1119(1):368.

Forster A, Hartley S, Barnard L, Ozer S, Hardicre N, Crocker T, et al. An intervention to support stroke survivors and their carers in the longer term (LoTS2Care): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled feasibility trial. Trials 2018;19(1):317. doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2669-5

Brown L, Forster A, Young J, Crocker T, Benham A, Langhorne P, Day Hospital Group. Medical day hospital care for older people versus alternative forms of care. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015;6. Art. No.: CD001730. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD001730.pub3.

Crocker TF, Smith JK, Skevington SM. Family and professionals underestimate quality of life across diverse cultures and health conditions: Systematic review. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2015;68(5):584-595.

Forster A, Dickerson J, Hall J, Crocker T, House A, Hewison J, MacEachan R, McKevitt C, Foy R, Farrin A. Development and evaluation of strategies to provide longer-term health and social care for stroke survivors and their carers International Journal of Stroke 2014;9:250.

Crocker T, Young J, Forster A, Brown L, Ozer S, Greenwood DC. The effect of physical rehabilitation on activities of daily living in older residents of long-term care facilities: systematic review with meta-analysis. Age Ageing 2013;42(6):682-8.

Crocker T, Forster A, Young J, Brown L, Ozer S, Smith J, Green J, Hardy J, Burns E, Glidewell E, Greenwood DC. Physical rehabilitation for older people in long-term care. Cochrane Database Systematic ReviewsCD004294 2013; (DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004294).