Residents, Family and Public
The NIHR Clinical Research Network is strengthening ties with care homes, through the Research Ready Care Home Network. This work has opened up new research opportunities and is helping to ensure that residents, staff and families have increased access and opportunity to participate in research.
There is a range of activities that care home residents, families, carers and members of the public are able to get involved in, with opportunity to choose what interests them.
There are many questions about health, illness, the approaches of care and the effects of treatment for which there are no clear answers.
Research is not just for researchers. The public can be involved too. The best interests of care home residents are at the centre of all research in this sector.