Enrich News

Brain cell reprogramming therapy shows promise for Parkinson's

Apr 18, 2017 by NHS Choices

"New technique in which brain cells are reprogrammed could one day provide a cure for Parkinson's disease," The Independent reports.

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The NorAD – Guanfacine study needs volunteers in London

Mar 30, 2017 by Adam Smith

New study aims to assess whether a medication called Guanfacine can improve thinking, in people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Care workers told: 'I wish the bad people in the world could come here and see what good looks like'

Mar 30, 2017 by Angeline Albert from www.carehome.co.uk

Care workers across the UK gathered in the heart of the capital to be honoured for their care.

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Lincolnshire ENRICH Forum

Mar 20, 2017 by Andrea Fisher

NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands are hosting the next Lincolnshire ENRICH Forum.

Friday 7th April 2017, 1pm – 3pm
(Lunch available from 12.30pm)
Conference Room, Learning & Development Centre
Unit 3, The Reservation, Sleaford, NG34 7BY

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Mental capacity and informed consent for research

Mar 20, 2017 by Victoria Shepherd, NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff University

Researchers at Cardiff University are carrying out a project looking at informed consent for research involving people who are unable to decide about taking part for themselves, such as those in the later stages of dementia. When someone is not able to provide their own consent, other people who know the person well are involved in the decision about whether they should take part or not. Doctors, nurses, care home staff, or social care practitioners are usually involved when these decisions involve care home residents taking part in research. However, these decisions can be complex, and those involved are sometimes concerned about how such decisions should be made, and what their role should be.

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Our work that has seen 100 care homes be recruited to ENRICH in the West Midlands

Feb 15, 2017 by Sandra Prew, ENRICH Lead, West Midlands

After starting on the ENRICH project at the end of 2014, the work here in the West Midlands has grown. ENRICH was new to the West Midlands and the Clinical Research Network West Midlands needed to invest time and people to develop the work and contact with the care homes in our area. We set up an ENRICH Steering Group comprising of a Research & Delivery Manager from a local NHS Trust, a carer representative, a care home manager, a university representative, the Clinical Research Specialty Lead, Research Delivery Managers and myself, the ENRICH Lead. Initially, I was employed on the project for half a day a week but this has expanded to 1-1 1/2 days due to our local success. We recruited three care home research facilitators working two days a week to support the delivery of the work and recruitment of care homes, giving us complete geographical coverage of our area. Their primary role was to establish a relationship with the care homes in their area to see if they were happy to meet to discuss what research is, why it is important and how ENRICH can support this.

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