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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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19th April
2021

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NHS Key learnings from a nurse-led COVID-safe and COVID-free care home environment

A case study produced by NHS England provide key learnings from a nurse-led COVID-safe and COVID-free care home environment – exploring keeping care home residents safe

12th April
2021

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Supporting Social Care Research in South Central

Supporting Social Care Research in South Central is an event organised by the NIHR bringing together researchers, practitioners, commissioners and users of social care, with an interest in research. The event will take place on Wed, 26 May 2021 09:45 – 13:00. Register on Eventbright to attend.

29th March
2021

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The NIHR School for Social Care Research – Developing Research Leaders 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 Stage 1 applications for Developing Research Leaders Awards. The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 16.30 on Thursday 3 June 2021. Applicants are asked to submit an Intention to Submit by 16.30 on Thursday 20 May 2021

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26th March
2021

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The Queen’s Nursing Institute – Standards of Education and Practice for Nurses New to Care Home Nursing

The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) has published a report focusing on care homes for older residents who require nursing care to be provided by a care home.

19th March
2021

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NIHR study – Virtual quizzes involving several care homes are feasible and might reduce loneliness and social isolation

Loneliness and isolation in care home residents are long-standing issues which are likely to have intensified during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Virtual interventions are particularly relevant during lockdown but are also valuable for care homes in other times. This NIHR study provides findings from a study exploring the usefulness of virtual quizzes.

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17th March
2021

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The British Geriatrics Society: ‘Through the visor’ – new report reflecting on multidisciplinary experiences of the COVID-19 first wave

The British Geriatrics Society (BGS) has published a report from a survey of its members describing the experiences of working through the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. With respondents representing over twenty different professions working in acute, community and primary care, it is believed to be the only survey capturing the full breadth of multidisciplinary health professionals’ experiences caring for older people across the four nations.

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11th March
2021

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AGENET Webinar: A year of COVID-19 in care homes

AGENET are delighted to welcome guest speaker Professor Adam Gordon from University of Nottingham, who will discuss how he has engaged with care home staff during the pandemic and newly funded studies focused on prevention of COVID-19 outbreaks in care homes. Dr Melanie Handley from CRIPACC will also present work on “Top Tips for Tricky Times”. The event will be held virtually (via Zoom) on Thursday 18th March, 1.30pm to 3pm.

9th March
2021

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NIHR School for Social Care Research Funding

The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) invites proposals to support individuals to develop their careers in adult social care research in England. This is part of NIHR SSCR’s commitment to build research capacity in adult social care.

Research Blocks

8th March
2021

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Health Foundation research reveals scale of reduction in hospital treatment for care home residents and warns of backlog of pent-up demand for NHS care

New research by the Health Foundation shows that the amount of hospital care received by those living in care homes in England rapidly declined in the first three months of the pandemic in 2020 and was substantially lower than in the same period in 2019.  

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8th March
2021

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Invitation to care assistants and nurses working in care homes to complete the Antipsychotics in Dementia Attitude Questionnaire (ADAQ)

Professor Parastou Donyai from University of Reading would like to invite care home staff to take part in an online survey exploring care staff attitudes to the use of antipsychotic drug for people with dementia.