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

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31st July
2020

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NIHR Career Development awards call

As part of the NIHR School for Social Care Research’s commitment to developing research capacity in adult social care, we are inviting applications for Individual Research Career Development Awards. The deadline for submission is Monday 18 January 2021.

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29th July
2020

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Updated guidance from the Department of Health and Social Care for visiting arrangements in care homes in England

Guidance for directors of public health, care providers and those involved in planning visits to care homes in England

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29th July
2020

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British Society of Gerontology Care Homes Research Special Interest Group Inaugural Symposium

The British Society of Gerontology share the outputs from the inaugural Care Homes Research SIG symposium. They also set out plans for a future symposia.

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28th July
2020

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The World Health Organization – Preventing and managing COVID-19 across long-term care services: Policy brief, 24 July 2020

A policy brief published by the World Health Organisation outlines 11 policy objectives and key action points with a view to prevent and manage COVID-19 across long-term settings

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14th July
2020

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Findings from the NIHR supported Vivaldi care home study

The NIHR supported Vivaldi care home study have published findings from a large scale survey which examined COVID-19 infections in care homes in England for those aged over 65.

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13th July
2020

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£1m funding boost announced for pioneering dementia research

Sir Jackie Stewart’s Race Against Dementia charity, in partnership with Alzheimer’s Research UK, has announced a second call for pioneering dementia research projects worth £1m.

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10th July
2020

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New Findings: Becoming less eligible? Intellectual disability services in the age of austerity

A new NIHR report from Bath’s Professor Rachel Forrester-Jones focuses on the impact of austerity over the past decade for those with learning disabilities

1st July
2020

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The Care Provider Alliance produce a visitors’ protocol for care providers

With the easing of lockdown the question of how and when do care homes open their doors again to visitors is an important topic. The Care Provider Alliance have produced a ‘visitors protocol for care providers’.

30th June
2020

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A new exercise video for people with a mild cognitive impairment or in the early stages of dementia

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have co-produced a video with patients who took part in the PrAISED research programme. The video is aimed to promote activity, independence and stability for people who have either a mild cognitive impairment or are in the early stages of dementia.

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22nd June
2020

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New research aims to provide clinicians with a more structured way of managing their patients’ medicines

Some older may struggle to manage multiple medications at home. This can be upsetting and potentially dangerous. The MEMORABLE study, led by Dr Ian Maidment of Aston University, provides new insights to help manage this issue.