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An archive of news items published on the ENRICH site May 2014 - April 2019 can be found here.

6th October
2022

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Why we must weave health and care research ‘into the fabric’ of nursing homes

Professor Catherine Walshe, Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University, explains how delivering research in care homes is becoming increasingly important with an ageing population. She discusses how research can be championed and facilitated in these settings.

Research Blocks

3rd October
2022

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NIHR – A good CQC rating was linked with better quality of life for residents of care homes

Study shows a link between working conditions, care quality and residents’ quality of life. Researchers report that policies to improve working conditions for staff are essential to improve outcomes for people living in care homes.

Research Blocks

27th September
2022

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NIHR RDS & HDR UK Care Homes Research Workshop

A networking opportunity for researchers, stakeholders and public and patient representatives from across the Care Home sector.

Webinar Keyboard

7th September
2022

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University of Kent PSSRU – ASCOT 10th Anniversary Webinar Series

Join us to celebrate The Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit’s (ASCOT) 10th anniversary! A webinar series that celebrates a decade of outcome measurement in adult social care, bringing together an international network of researchers and experts in long-term care to present their findings and consider future research priorities.

12 October 12:30 -13:30

Registration is FREE!

Research Blocks

26th August
2022

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Turning Care Homes Research into Practice: How Can Care Homes Research Have More Positive Impact on Everyday Care Home Practice?’

The British Society of Gerontology Care Home Special Interest Group Autumn Symposium brings to you this free event that focuses on how care homes research can have a more positive impact on everyday care home practice? Register for your place now!

24th August
2022

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NIHR funding call: Improving access and use of services for people with speech, language, and communication needs

Are you interested in conducting research to improve access and use of services for people with speech, language, and communication needs? Then this funding call could be for you.

16th August
2022

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A free to attend, half-day session funded and hosted by NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) South Central

Do you have an idea for a health, public health or social care research project, but don’t know how to get started? Are you thinking of a career in research, but feel intimidated at the prospect of finding training and funding? If “yes”, then register for our online Starting Research Workshop 2022!

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26th July
2022

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‘Weighing up risks’: a model of care home staff decision-making about potential resident hospital transfers

Hot off the press! A new paper drawing on interview and ethnographic data, presenting a conceptual model to describe the decision-making processes that care home staff undertake prior to the transfer of a care home resident to hospital.

25th July
2022

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NIHR Three Schools’ Dementia Research Programme calls for research proposals

NIHR Three Schools’ Dementia Research Programme, are inviting proposals for research projects to address priorities for improving the lives of people living with or at risk of dementia, family and other carers. Deadline: Wednesday 7 September 16:30.

21st July
2022

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Care Roadshows London event – Future of Dementia Care

Do you have an interest in dementia care? Would you like to be part of a conversation discussing how it may develop and transform in the future? Then why not register for your free ticket to the Care Roadshows London. Registration required.