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Parkinson’s UK’s Your Life, Your Services survey

Aug 09, 2016 by Andrea Fisher

Parkinson’s UK are calling on people affected by Parkinson's to complete their Your Life, Your Services survey, to continue to build a picture of the state of Parkinson's health and social care services and to better understand individual needs.

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6th Nottingham ENRICH Forum

Jul 29, 2016 by

The 6th Nottingham ENRICH Forum took place on 22 July 2016, with the theme of "Delivering High Quality Care in Care Homes". The Forum event was chaired by Adam Gordon, Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine of Older People, University of Nottingham. Topics included work, funded by the East Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network Patient Safety Collaborative, to benchmark and report the prevalence of common care problems in UK care homes using internationally validated measures.

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Yorkshire and Humber ENRICH Research Advisory Group

Jul 28, 2016 by Deborah Hukins

The Yorkshire and Humber ENRICH team have recently set up a Research Advisory Group to enhance patient and public involvement in the development of research projects. The group consists of older people from a range of backgrounds who live at a care home and assisted living facility in York. To date, the group have met twice and have already provided valuable feedback for PhD student projects. In addition, members of the group have also taken part in a focus group for researchers from the University of Sheffield who are developing a funding bid for a study looking at interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness in care homes. They are also helping us pilot our online research training course for care home staff – URiCH (Understanding Research in Care Homes).

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Better Health in Residents in Care Homes project - webinar

Jul 27, 2016 by

Watch a webinar on the Better Health in Residents in Care Homes project. The webinar was put on by Yorkshire and the Humber Dementia Clinical Network in partnership with University of Bradford School of Dementia Studies as part of Dementia Awareness Week 2016.

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Number of Alzheimer’s clinical trials almost doubles in 3 years

Jul 19, 2016 by Adam Smith

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“We got him new glasses and changed his medication…” Falls in Care Homes Study (FinCH)

Jul 14, 2016 by

A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial focusing on a falls prevention intervention (FinCH) has been launched; and provides an opportunity to develop research in the care home sector. 

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