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

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. 

Written by on Tuesday December 6, 2016
Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, dementia

Update on research

Recent activity in the research field affecting the care home environment includes prioritising research, a study investigating if probiotics can reduce infections and looking at the issue of consent for research involving people lacking mental capacity.

Written by Andrea Fisher on Wednesday November 23, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

Sharing research findings - from the care home to the corridors of power

When a researcher leaves a care home after gathering the information they need, this may be the end of the research for the staff and residents, but it is just the beginning of the next stage of the process for the researcher – analysing and sharing their findings.

Written by Julie Watson, Edinburgh Centre for Research on the Experience of Dementia at the University of Edinburgh on Monday November 21, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research

Two leading clinicians offer an insight into the work of the care homes vanguards – Dan Cowie and Lesley Bainbridge

Reproduced from NHS England website.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.

The national new care models programme brings together local health and care systems as vanguards to radically redesign care for the local populations they serve. As part of this work, NHS England has set out details of the framework – what good looks like – for enhanced health in care homes. A lead nurse and a GP from the Gateshead Care Home Project vanguard provide an insight into their work and the role they play in this new model of care.

Written by www.england.nhs.uk on Thursday November 3, 2016
Category: Government and policy - Tags: carehome, care

Giving care homes the opportunity to be involved in research

I first dipped my toe into the world of research almost 10 years ago when conducting a randomised control trial investigating infection control in care homes. We were specifically looking at MRSA infection rates in care homes, when MRSA was an extremely hot topic in the media.

Written by Danielle Wilson, Interim Clinical Research Domain Lead, Cognitive Impairment and Dementia, Clinical Trials Facility Manager – West London Mental Health Trust on Monday September 19, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research, mrsa, infectioncontrol

ENRICH Yorkshire and Humber team shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award

The Yorkshire and Humber ENRICH team have been shortlisted for a Nursing Times Award in the Clinical Research Nursing category for their work with care homes in the region. The award shortlisting recognises their work in improving standards of research delivery in care homes, enhancing the experiences of residents and staff taking part in research and increasing awareness of care home research. 

Written by Andrea Fisher on Tuesday August 30, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: award, carehomeresearch, carehome