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Funding to improve the participation and conduct of health services research in nursing and care homes

Apr 27, 2018 by Lakshini Mendis

There are currently approximately 400,000 care home residents in the UK. The complexity and challenges of providing healthcare to care home residents are distinctly different from other care contexts, since complex interventions, such as exercise for falls prevention, and quality improvement methods that work in other health institutional settings, might not always be transferable to a care home setting. Thus, the care sector requires data to understand the health requirements of their residents and the services that enable them to live and die well.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) developing guidelines on Safeguarding adults in care homes

Apr 20, 2018 by Andrea Fisher

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently developing their guidelines on Safeguarding adults in care homes. NICE guidelines are evidence-based recommendations for health and care in England.
You can register your organisation as a stakeholder for the guidelines. To do so visit the NICE website: https://www.nice.org.uk/get-involved/stakeholder-registration

Existing NICE guidelines on topics related to care homes such as 'Medicines management in care homes' and 'Oral health for adults in care homes' can be found on NICE's website.

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Research and Innovation Conference - Lincolnshire

Apr 05, 2018 by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Nearly 100 attendees joined us at Branston Hall Hotel for this year’s Research and Innovation Conference. This year's conference aimed to encourage people to take their first step into research, and to understand what research can mean to them.

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Conferences on Frailty & Urgent Care and Loneliness in Older People

Mar 26, 2018 by Andrea Fisher

The British Geriatrics Society have two conferences coming up over the Spring.

Frailty and urgent care – Hospital Wide Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment

Loneliness in Older People and it’s Impact on Health

 

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A guide for supporting older people with hearing loss in care settings

Mar 23, 2018 by Andrea Fisher

The organisation Action on Hearing Loss have newly released a guide entitled “Supporting older people with hearing loss in care settings”. The guide is aimed at managers and staff, and was produced to address hearing loss in longer term care settings for older people. The project included working with more than 100 care staff across seven care settings.

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Play tours care homes to spread message of dementia research

Mar 13, 2018 by

The Clinical Research Network for Yorkshire and Humber is sponsoring a tour of a set of short plays called Three, co-written by people living with dementia. The plays are part of the West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Every Third Minute festival - where people with dementia are part of the creative process. Three will tour for two weeks in March to care homes and community centres around Leeds.

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