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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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22nd June
2020

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The Inaugural Symposium of the BSG Care Homes Research Special Interest Group

The British Society of Gerontology are pleased to announce that their free online symposium (originally scheduled to be part of the British Society of Gerontology’s conference in Bristol) will now run through Zoom from 9am-11am on Thursday 2nd July.

16th June
2020

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PhD opportunity to support people with dementia living in care homes drink well

An exciting opportunity for a health professional with a Masters Degree (or equivalent) to apply for and undertake a fully funded PhD to support people with dementia living in care homes to drink well, preventing dehydration and the ill health associated with it.

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15th June
2020

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New UCL resource – Guidance for Managers and Decision Makers in Supporting Care Home Workers during COVID-19

The guidance has been produced by the COVID trauma response working group at UCL. The document is based on a rapid synthesis of published research, expert clinical opinion and the experiences of care home managers and staff. This guidance is intended for managers and decision makers involved in supporting staff working in care home settings.

2nd June
2020

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Digital Primary Care NHSX series of webinars: Digital transformation work in care homes

Alison Taylor RN – Digital Transformation Manager and Dr Matt Houghton, GP and Digital Clinical Champion, are delivering a webinar looking at digital transformation work going on in care homes.

2nd June
2020

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NIHR SSCR Webinar Series: Loneliness

NIHR SSCR’s Webinar Series showcases the School’s commissioned research. This third webinar includes two presentations focusing on loneliness.

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27th May
2020

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The IDEAL project – Five tips to support people with dementia and carers in COVID-19 lockdown

A new leaflet features five simple tips, developed using the latest robust research and with the input of people affected by dementia. The leaflet is part-funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), in a project led by the University of Exeter and the NIHR Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit, with partners including Alzheimer’s Society, Manchester University, Bradford University, Brunel University London and the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South-West Peninsula (PenARC).

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15th May
2020

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The invisibility of the UK care home population – UK care homes and a minimum dataset

A recent blog written by Dr Jennie Burton, Professor Claire Goodman and Dr Terry Quinn published on the LTC responses to COVID-19 website discusses the difficulties faced in developing a coordinated response to Covid-19 for UK care homes.

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14th May
2020

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Editorial – Delirium: a missing piece in the COVID-19 pandemic puzzle

An editorial featured in Age and Ageing explains how delirium is a missing piece in the COVID-19 pandemic puzzle. “The current assessment for COVID-19 does not routinely include delirium or mental status changes in older adults”. See the link for the full editorial.

14th May
2020

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New study run by the University of Oxford to find treatments for COVID-19

The University of Oxford are running a UK Government funded study to find treatments for COVID-19. They are currently looking to engage with the care home sector to share information and support residents to take part in the study.

13th May
2020

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England: Estimates of mortality of care home residents linked to the COVID-19 pandemic

Adelina Comas-Herrera and Jose-Luis Fernandez, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, Department of Health Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science have produced a report with estimates of mortality of care home residents linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in England, 12th May.