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Read the real-life experiences of people involved in care home research.

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Read about current news and developments for care homes research in the new posts section.

Sandra Prew

21st March
2016

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Care home research of the West Midlands

Sandra Prew

I have been working on ENRICH since November 2014 – the ENRICH Project was launched nationally in 2012 but the initiative was not taken up in the West Midlands until late 2014, when we had 1 care home signed up and little research activity. CRN West Midlands is the second largest Network with a population of 5.7 million (the size of Denmark), and houses over 800 care homes.

Professor Jill Manthorpe

3rd March
2016

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How do handovers happen?

Professor Jill Manthorpe

Many studies have considered handovers between shifts in hospital settings, but handovers have yet to be explored in care homes. 

Diane Bunn, University of East Anglia

17th February
2016

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Thinking about Drinking

Diane Bunn, University of East Anglia

‘Thinking about Drinking’ has been at the forefront of my mind for nearly four years now, but it emerged as the title of my study much more recently, when I was trying to think of something that would describe what I was trying to do. 

Bernadette Mossman

27th January
2016

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Passion to improve care standards

Bernadette Mossman

Bernadette Mossman is Healthcare Director and Registered Manager for Vida Healthcare a 70 bed specialist dementia care home, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire rated as excellent by the CQC. In this blog Bernadette expalins what drove her to become involved in research.

Alys Griffiths

5th January
2016

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“Are you coming back tomorrow?”

Alys Griffiths

The benefits of Care Home research for care homes, residents and families.

Eleanor Sowerby

11th December
2015

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A Step in the Right Direction

Eleanor Sowerby

My interest in health research began in 1998 when I decided to take a long awaited leap into the nursing profession.

Robin Willmott

7th November
2015

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A care home managers take on research

Robin Willmott

We care home managers are really keen to work with and develop research. So why don’t we?

Clare Litherland

21st October
2015

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Care Home Research in the East Midlands

Clare Litherland

Opening the EnRICH doors to Care Homes across the East Midlands has been a quiet revolution.

Riona McArdle

19th October
2015

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Understanding Dementia: A Granddaughter’s Tale

Riona McArdle

My grandmother died when I was eighteen years old, having been diagnosed with Alzehimer’s Disease several years beforehand. I did not see her much as her dementia started to progress; I believe it would have been a landmine of confusion for both of us.

Danni Collingridge Moore

15th October
2015

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Recruiting care homes into research studies

Danni Collingridge Moore

Improving care in care homes is a national and international priority. I truly believe that a good quality evidence base is key to advocating change, and this isn’t going to happen without care homes being involved in research.