Enrich News

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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Nottinghamshire ENRICH Forum

Jan 23, 2017 by Andrea Fisher

NIHR Clinical Research Network East Midlands are hosting the Nottinghamshire ENRICH Forum on Friday 24th February 2pm — 4pm.

The theme of the forum will be Delivering High Quality Care in Care Homes, and include:

* details of the new Technology in Care Homes study
* information about Evaluating the Care Certificate (ECCert)
* an update on current research in Care Homes
* learning about the benefits of ENRICH

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PhD Studentship: Non-pharmacological treatment approaches for chronic joint pain in people with dementia living in care homes

Dec 12, 2016 by

The University of Exeter have a studentship opportunity for a PhD student to join dementia researchers at their Medical School as part of its reseach into improving care for people with dementia living in care homes. The role will examine the role of non-drug treatment approaches for people with dementia living in these settings who are experiencing chronic joint pain.

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Namaste Care Intervention UK: Delivering Excellent Care Every Day for People Living with Advanced Dementia

Dec 06, 2016 by

The Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester is looking for people in care home settings working with people with dementia, who have experience or interest in “Namaste Care” - a care approach for people living with advanced dementia in long term care settings. The Association would like volunteers to take part in a short online survey as part of a research project funded by the Alzheimer’s Society. This is to gather information about how "Namaste Care" is currently practiced in the UK. 

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