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.
New findings: feasibility of conducting a trial of a full clinical medication review for care home residents with behaviour that challenges
A recently published paper in the BMC Health Services Research journal sets out findings from a study which explored the feasibility of conducting a trial of a full clinical medication review for care home residents with behaviour that challenges, combined with staff training.
New paper: Reducing hospital admissions in older care home residents
A recent paper published in the BMC Health Services Research journal evaluated the implementation of a new Care Home Innovation Programme (CHIP) to reduce potentially avoidable hospital admissions.
Supporting ENRICH: Hourly-paid appointment
The NIHR School for Social Care Research (NIHR SSCR) is seeking to appoint an individual to develop and manage the ENRICH Toolkit website.
Applications are due by 16.00 on 17 January 2020.
New paper: Quality of life in care homes – comparing office hours with out-of-office hours
A new paper published by researchers at the University of Kent has compared the social care-related quality of life (SCRQoL) of residents in older adult care homes during office hours (0900 to 16.30) with outside of office hours (evenings and weekends).
New NIHR study aiming to enhance care home residents’ quality of life launched
NIHR-funded researchers have launched a new four-year study aiming to enhance how researchers and health and social care services can use existing data to improve the care and quality of life for care home residents, families and staff.
NIHR launches free online course: What is Health Research?
The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has launched a new online course called ‘What is Health Research?’ The three week course is aimed at patients, public, carers and anyone with a keen interest in learning more about the world of health research.
Research findings: No universal ‘best time’ for people living with dementia to move to a care home
New research led by Dr Kritika Sami at King’s College London has concluded that there is no universal ‘best time’ for people with dementia to move to a care home. The research was funded by the NIHR School for Social Care Research and drew on the experiences of people living with dementia and family carers as well as social workers and care home managers.
New NIHR centre to lead public involvement and research dissemination for NIHR from April 2020
A new NIHR centre will look to improve research relevance for all by combining the strengths of current NIHR approaches to research dissemination and to patient and public involvement, engagement and participation (PPIE).