Overview for Delivering Care Home Research

Sustaining research involvement until the end of the project – response rates and retention

It easy to think at the beginning of a study that once care homes have been recruited, the rest of the study will be plain sailing.... think again!

Written by Danni Collingridge Moore, Senior Research Associate, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University on Thursday March 30, 2017
Categories: Delivering Care Home Research, Dementia, My Research Project - Tags: pace, lancaster, danni, retention, recruitment, Collingridge, Moore

Update on research

Recent activity in the research field affecting the care home environment includes prioritising research, a study investigating if probiotics can reduce infections and looking at the issue of consent for research involving people lacking mental capacity.

Written by Andrea Fisher on Wednesday November 23, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

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

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.
 

Written by Julie Watson, Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia at the University of Edinburgh on Monday November 21, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

Giving care homes the opportunity to be involved in research

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.

Written by Danielle Wilson, Interim Clinical Research Domain Lead, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Clinical Trials Facility Manager – West London Mental Health Trust on Monday September 19, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research, mrsa, infectioncontrol

ENRICH Yorkshire and Humber team shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award

The Yorkshire and Humber ENRICH team have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award in the Clinical Research Nursing category for their work with care homes in the region. The award shortlisting recognises their work in improving standards of research delivery in care homes, enhancing the experiences of residents and staff taking part in research and increasing awareness of care home research. 

Written by Andrea Fisher on Tuesday August 30, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: award, carehomeresearch, carehome