Understanding care homes

Researchers wanting to work with care homes, or planning a study involving care home residents, need to recognise the differences between patients and residents, and the particular challenges of conducting research outside NHS healthcare settings.

Written by on Thursday March 19, 2015
Section: Research Community



Understanding the Network

All care homes interested in supporting research can join the Research Ready Care Home Network. Being involved in research and participating in the network can be as simple as distributing information about research studies, or as involved as helping to deliver part of a project. Involvement can be planned around the needs and interests of your residents and the time you have available. Joining is free, and means you become a part of a research community bringing about more care home research.

Written by on Thursday March 12, 2015
Section: Research Ready Care Home Network

Research Ready Care Home Network

Improving the lives and health of older people living in care homes is a major UK government priority. The Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) initiative and Research Ready Care Home Network aim to help make this happen, and to improve the consistency of support for research outside the NHS.

Written by on Thursday March 12, 2015
Section: Research Ready Care Home Network