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

24th August
2021

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NIHR Research for Social Care Mental Health Call (2021) in the North of England Event 

Are you a social care researcher applying to the NIHR RfSC Mental Health in the North of England funding call? Then why not come to this free information session hosted by the Research Design Service. Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021 Time: 12:30–14:30

23rd August
2021

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NIHR Research for Social Care dementia call information session

Are you a social care researcher applying to the NIHR RfSC dementia funding call? Then why not come to this free information session hosted by the Research Design Service. Date; Friday, 27 August 2021 Time: 13:00 –15:00

21st August
2021

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NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) Core Team are recruiting

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the region is promoting an exciting new opportunity for a Band 7 Training Manager to join its Clinical Research Network across East Anglia, East Midlands and West Midlands in supporting the growth of research in non-Hospital settings.

Webinar Keyboard

20th August
2021

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Retention and Sustainability of Social Care Workforce (RESSCW) – Research, Innovation and Best Practice Webinar

This free webinar will bring together researchers, providers, people who use services and their representatives or carers, policy makers, and regulators to discuss emerging evidence, innovation, and best practice for a sustainable social care workforce. The webinar will take place on 30 September 2021 -12:30 – 13:45 BST. Please register on Eventbrite

Research Blocks

19th August
2021

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The Centre for Health Services Studies is seeking to appoint an experienced Research Fellow

The Centre for Health Services Studies is seeking to appoint an experienced researcher with an understanding of social care and healthcare, and experience of project management, analysis and evaluation, and postgraduate teaching.  

18th August
2021

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NIHR Research for Social Care – Dementia funding call

The NIHR Research for Social Care (RfSC) call is inviting proposals for studies to address important social care questions relating to dementia. Call closes 13:00 on 19 October 2021

Publication

16th August
2021

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Funded PhD Opportunity at Cardiff University – Engaging care home residents in research

Cardiff University are offering a funded PhD studentship titled ‘Engaging care home residents in research: identification of barriers and facilitators and the development of an intervention to support residents in decision-making and advance planning for research (ENGAGE).’ The application deadline is 23 August 2021. The start date for the studentship is October 2021.

COVID Cell

16th August
2021

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British Geriatrics Society Ambitions for change – Report on improving healthcare in care homes launched

The British Geriatrics Society published a new report aimed at improving the quality of healthcare for care home residents. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on older people, with 35.6% of the 130,000 deaths in the UK occurring in people living in care homes. Many others suffered from worsening physical, mental and emotional health as a result of lockdowns and visiting restrictions. This new report sets out how care home staff and visiting healthcare professionals can work together to ensure high-quality healthcare is delivered for the more than 400,000 older people who live in care homes.

30th July
2021

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NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) are looking for public committee members

Could you make decisions on future health and social care research? Applications are now open for patients, carers and members of the public interested in joining the Health Services & Delivery Research (HS&DR) programme’s committee.

9th July
2021

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NIHR Visit-id: a study of care home visiting arrangements for older people during COVID-19

Can you spare 20 – 30 minutes to complete an online qualitative survey (answering in your own words) about the development and implementation of your care homes visiting policy for older people during Covid-19?