Enrich Blog

Care Homes research – a recipe for success?

By Claire Surr, Professor of Dementia Studies, Leeds Beckett University on May 25, 2016

We have all heard the old adages ‘Never work with children or animals’ or ‘mad dogs and Englishmen’ and I think that sometimes research in care homes and with people with dementia are often perceived similarly by fellow academics; just too difficult to do and only undertaken by the foolhardy. 

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categories: Delivering Care Home Research - tags: claire, surr, bradford, leeds, carehome, research, epic


Changed perspective

By Phil Tinkler on Apr 26, 2016

Working in care home research for the past five years has meant visiting a lot of homes. 

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tags: manchester, phil, tinkler, greater, lcrn, network


Care home research of the West Midlands

By Sandra Prew on Mar 21, 2016

I have been working on ENRICH since November 2014 - the ENRICH Project was launched nationally in 2012 but the initiative was not taken up in the West Midlands until late 2014, when we had 1 care home signed up and little research activity. CRN West Midlands is the second largest Network with a population of 5.7 million (the size of Denmark), and houses over 800 care homes.

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tags: west, midland, sandra, prew, enrich, network


How do handovers happen?

By Professor Jill Manthorpe on Mar 03, 2016

Many studies have considered handovers between shifts in hospital settings, but handovers have yet to be explored in care homes. 

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categories: Delivering Care Home Research, My Research Project, Setting up a study - tags: jill, manthorpe, kings, college, handover


Thinking about Drinking

By Diane Bunn, University of East Anglia on Feb 17, 2016

‘Thinking about Drinking’ has been at the forefront of my mind for nearly four years now, but it emerged as the title of my study much more recently, when I was trying to think of something that would describe what I was trying to do. 

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tags: dehydration, bunn, uea, blog, training, norwich, DRIE