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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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13th March
2020

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COVID-19 update: new guidance for adult social care

New COVID-19 guidance issued by the Department of Health and Social Care covering residential care.

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4th March
2020

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Survey: Experiences of GPs who visit and work in care homes for older people

The University of Hull is carrying out research to explore the experiences of GPs who visit and work in care homes for older people. The GP Care Home Survey is open for responses from GPs.

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3rd March
2020

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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.

7th February
2020

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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. 

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18th December
2019

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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.

11th November
2019

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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).

5th November
2019

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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.

18th October
2019

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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.

8th October
2019

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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.

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27th August
2019

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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).