Enrich Blog

ENRICH support for research

By Adam Smith, Programme Manager, Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research on Jan 31, 2017

The ENRICH initiative has been running for several years, the overall aim has been to improve the support provided to researchers wishing to work with care homes, improve care homes access, influence and involvement in research and address issues with care home residents being underrepresented in research and in clinical trials.

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Research Priority Setting in Care Homes

By Victoria Shepherd, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff University on Dec 19, 2016

I have had the honour of being involved in a number of studies involving those living, and working, in care homes over the past few years. This has meant seeing first-hand how challenging it can be for care homes to balance research activities alongside their, often extremely busy, role providing care for those living there. But also, how their commitment to ensuring that their residents are provided with the best possible care is woven through both these roles.

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Sharing research findings - from the care home to the corridors of power

By Julie Watson, Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia at the University of Edinburgh on Nov 21, 2016

When a researcher leaves a care home after gathering the information they need, this may be the end of the research for the staff and residents, but it is just the beginning of the next stage of the process for the researcher – analysing and sharing their findings.
 

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categories: Delivering Care Home Research - tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research


Giving care homes the opportunity to be involved in research

By Danielle Wilson, Interim Clinical Research Domain Lead, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Clinical Trials Facility Manager – West London Mental Health Trust on Sep 19, 2016

I first dipped my toe into the world of research almost 10 years ago when conducting a randomised control trial investigating infection control in care homes. We were specifically looking at MRSA infection rates in care homes, when MRSA was an extremely hot topic in the media.

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categories: Delivering Care Home Research - tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research, mrsa, infectioncontrol


The importance of research into Care Homes

By Wendy Mitchell, Join Dementia Research Champion on Jul 29, 2016

When people think of research they often think of clinical trials and scientists in white coats in laboratories, but social and technological research is equally important. Research into the best ways to care for people is paramount as current standards often fall short of the ideal. This is often due to, in the past, low pay and low public esteem as to the work that goes on in care homes.

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categories: Delivering Care Home Research - tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research, dementia