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

Research Blocks

5th March
2021

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Care home staff invited to take part in a survey study

This survey will take approximately 5-10 mins to complete and will ask you 12 questions about your experiences with residents’ bedtimes, napping and monitoring residents at night.

COVID-19 Virus Illustration

26th February
2021

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Understanding the impacts of COVID-19 on care home staff and residents – Interview request to frontline care home staff from the International Public Policy Observatory

On March 23, we will host a roundtable to discuss the mental health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 on care home residents and staff. Ahead of this meeting, we’d like to hear first-hand from people such as yourself who are on the frontline of the pandemic response, working in key roles within the care sector.

COVID-19 Virus Illustration

26th February
2021

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International Public Policy Observatory UCL on COVID-19 (IPPO) on the mental wellbeing of people in care homes.

Would you like to take part in a roundtable of the new International Public Policy Observatory on COVID-19 (IPPO) on the mental wellbeing of people in care homes? If so please email us at ippo@ucl.ac.uk  by Wednesday 10th March.

COVID Cell

25th February
2021

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Rapid review of the evidence on impacts of visiting policies in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic

This rapid review of evidence addressed three questions:

1) What is the evidence on the impact of visitors in terms of infections in care homes?
2) What is the evidence on the impact of closing care homes to visitors on the wellbeing of residents?
3) What has been the impact of restricting visits on quality of care?

Webinar Keyboard

25th February
2021

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The PROTECT-CH Trial Study – University of Nottingham

Are you a care home owner, manager or care home staff? Would you like to take part in a study that will evaluate several different drug treatments to prevent, or reduce the severity of, COVID-19 outbreaks in care home residents? If so researchers from the University of Nottingham invite you to a webinar being held on the 2nd March at 1pm.

Webinar Keyboard

17th February
2021

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LTC covid webinar on International guidelines and emerging practices for safe visiting at care homes during COVID-19

Long Term Care responses to COVID-19 recorded a webinar on the 1st February 2021 which explored the safe visiting in care homes during the pandemic in Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, UK and USA.

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28th January
2021

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The Care Provider Alliance – Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes

The Care Provider Alliance have published their Enhanced Health in Care Homes: A guide for care homes. This guide is intended for Registered Managers of care homes and care home staff in England but may be of interest to a wider group, including health care professionals.

22nd January
2021

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Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham free online dementia course

Prof. Justine Schneider, from Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham, would like to draw your attention to the following free online course – Foundations in Dementia. The course commences on the 1st February 2021 – registration is required.

21st January
2021

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CHAIN initiative to stimulate collaboration and increase care home researchers’ readiness to react to research funding opportunities

CHAIN are organising an initiative that brings together those with an interest in care home research. The aim to stimulate collaboration and increase care home researchers’ readiness to react to research funding calls

21st January
2021

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Survey on improving medicine optimisation in care homes

A study exploring medicine optimisation in care homes across the UK is being conducted. If you are a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, care home manager or care home assistant and are involved in supporting medication management in UK care homes, then please consider taking part in this short survey.