ENRICHEnabling Research in Care Homes
Read about current news and developments for care homes research.
An archive of news items published on the ENRICH site May 2014 - April 2019 can be found here.
UWE Emergency Care Research – Exploring virtual visiting in UK care homes or hospital
University of the West of England – UWE Bristol are looking for people interested in advising on a new project which will explore the impact of using a phone, tablet or laptop to ‘visit’ a friend or relative in a UK care home or hospital during COVID-19.
The NIHR award £1.88 million to a consortium of Applied Research Collaborations – imminent calls for proposals in Ageing, Dementia and Frailty
Ageing, dementia and frailty are national priority areas for the NIHR. A consortium comprising ARC Wessex, working together with ARC Greater Manchester, ARC Yorkshire and Humber and ARC Southwest Peninsula, has recently been awarded £1.88 million by the NIHR. These funds will be used to commission outstanding research on these topics with the aim of delivering evidence-based service change at the supra-regional and/or national level.
The NIHR School for Social Care Research Call for Research proposals
As part of the NIHR School for Social Care Research’s commitment to developing the evidence base in adult social care, we are inviting applications for full Research Proposals.
The deadline for submission is Monday 30 November 2020.
The University of Stirling seek to recruit a Research Fellow on an NIHR funded study called – Improving end of life care: supporting the workforce and reducing hospitalisations through an implementation study in care homes
The University of Stirling are looking to recruit a Research Fellow for an NIHR study which aims to improve palliative care to care home residents. The post is a full time, fixed term contract for 28 months from 1 October 2020 until 31 January 2023. The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 31 August 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 9 September.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
£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.