ENRICHEnabling Research in Care Homes
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Read the real-life experiences of people involved in care home research.
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Chris Craig, Research in Ageing Network Coordinator, Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands
Turning the spotlight on care home research happening across the East Midlands, Chris Craig discovers the breadth of research expertise in the region.
Fawn Harrad, ENRICH Facilitator, NIHR West Midlands
Exploring why care homes should engage in research, and how staff & residents benefit
Carinna Uy, Staff Nurse, Kineton Manor Nursing Home
In this blog post, Carinna UY, Senior Nurse from Kineton Manor Nursing Home in Warwick, speaks with ENRICH West Midlands Facilitator Fawn Harrad about her experience of taking part in a local study
Professor Gill Livingston, University College London
As a doctor researcher within UCL psychiatry, I am concerned with what works to help people with dementia and their families and to generate and help implement research which makes a difference to future dementia challenges.
Professor Steve Iliffe, University College London
Providing an update from the recemt Care Home Medicine conference.
Victoria Simmons, Research Assistant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Upon your arrival at a care home the last thing you want to see as a researcher is the care staff cowering away in the kitchen and the face drop of a visiting relative.
Pamela Lacy, Research & Dissemination Manager, Thomas Pocklington Trust
There is a growing body of research into the issues of sight loss in older age. However, little focuses explicitly on the perspectives of older people living in residential care.
Danni Collingridge Moore, Senior Research Associate, Division of Health Research, Lancaster University
It easy to think at the beginning of a study that once care homes have been recruited, the rest of the study will be plain sailing…. think again!
Dr Catherine Quinn, Senior Research Fellow, University of Exeter
When developing a research study there is lots of information on how to design a study; however, there is less guidance available on how to go about collecting the data and working with participants. This is something I reflected upon whilst developing the training for researchers working on the IDEAL study (Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life; www.IDEALproject.org.uk).
Adam Smith, Programme Manager, Office of the NIHR National Director for Dementia Research
The ENRICH initiative has been running for several years, the overall aim has been to improve the support provided to researchers wishing to work with care homes, improve care homes access, influence and involvement in research and address issues with care home residents being underrepresented in research and in clinical trials.