Overview for carehomeresearch

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


The importance of research into Care Homes

When people think of research they often think of clinical trials and scientists in white coats in laboratories, but social and technological research is equally important. Research into the best ways to care for people is paramount as current standards often fall short of the ideal. This is often due to, in the past, low pay and low public esteem as to the work that goes on in care homes.

Written by Wendy Mitchell, Join Dementia Research Champion on Friday July 29, 2016
Category: Delivering Care Home Research - Tags: carehome, carehomeresearch, research, dementia