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The information on this page is sourced via the NIHR Open Data – Funded Portfolio API where projects contain the search phrase “care home”.

Information is updated quarterly with the last changes made at the end of September 2019.

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Title Programme Status Award Start Date End Date Name Organisation
Community-based complex interventions to sustain independence in older people, stratified by frailty: a systematic review and network meta-analysisHealth Technology AssessmentContracted£298735.992020-04-012021-09-30Professor Andrew CleggUniversity of Leeds
Exploring how the naturalistic skills of care-workers impact on the well-being of residents in care-homes: a micro-interactional study.Research for Patient BenefitContracted£1129092020-04-012021-09-30Dr John ChatwinSix Degrees Social Enterprise CIC
Developing research resources And minimum data set for Care Homes' Adoption and use (the DACHA study)Health Services and Delivery ResearchActive£2261598.692019-11-012023-10-31Professor Claire GoodmanUniversity of Hertfordshire
Feasibility/pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of use of NEWS2 scores in care homesResearch for Patient BenefitActive£2499022019-11-012021-05-03Professor Joy AdamsonNHS Commissioning Board - NHS North of England CSU
Developing a scale of work-related wellbeing at work for adult social care staff (ASCOT-STAFF): Phase OneResearch for Patient BenefitActive£1493862019-09-092021-03-10Professor Shereen HusseinUniversity of Kent
Finding and funding social care: a qualitative study of the experiences of self-funders.Research for Patient BenefitActive£2706102019-09-012021-02-28Dr Kate BaxterUniversity of York
Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)Research for Patient BenefitActive£1532242019-08-012020-09-30Dr Krystal WarmothTaunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Delivering safe, effective nutrition and hydration care to residents with dysphagia: a theory-based approach to developing a link dysphagia practitionerResearch for Patient BenefitActive£1374812019-08-012020-10-01Professor Jennie WilsonThe University of West London
Engaging General Practitioners in Service Development and Quality Improvement in Care Homes: a Realist Synthesis of the Published EvidenceHealth Services and Delivery ResearchActive£165631.252019-06-012020-08-31Professor Adam GordonThe University of Nottingham
Identifying trajectories of progression of frailty in elderly individualsResearch for Patient BenefitActive£1495502019-04-012021-03-31Professor Alan SilmanOxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Improving the Oral Health of Older People in Care Homes: a Feasibility Study (TOPIC)Public Health ResearchActive£473417.652018-12-012021-05-31Professor Georgios TsakosUniversity College London
Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team (D-PACT)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£27448202018-11-042023-11-03Professor Richard ByngDevon Partnership NHS Trust
Personalised care for people with Parkinson’s Disease: PD-CareProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£22090042018-11-012023-10-31Professor Kate WaltersRoyal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Developing 'frailty fit' pulmonary rehabilitation services for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseNIHR FellowshipsActive£5654132017-12-012021-11-30Dr Matthew MaddocksKing's College London
Personalised care planning to improve quality of life for older people with frailtyProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£27486662017-10-012023-01-31Professor Andrew CleggBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Improving the quality of care in care homes by care home staffHealth Services and Delivery ResearchActive£643698.42017-07-012020-06-30Professor Jackie CassellUniversity of Sussex
ELECtric Tibial nerve stimulation to Reduce Incontinence in Care homes: ELECTRICHealth Technology AssessmentActive£1224993.062017-07-012020-06-30Professor Joanne BoothGlasgow Caledonian University
Relationship between care home staffing and quality of care: a mixed methods approachHealth Services and Delivery ResearchActive£922216.852017-07-012020-06-30Professor Karen SpilsburyUniversity of Leeds
Optimising hearing-Related Communication for care Home Residents with Dementia (ORCHARD): a realist synthesisResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£1477452017-04-012018-09-30Professor Tom DeningNottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Individually randomised controlled multi-centre trial to determine the clinical and cost effectiveness of a home-based exercise intervention for older people with frailty as extended rehabilitation following acute illness or injury, including embedded process evaluationHealth Technology AssessmentActive£2288865.122017-03-012022-08-31Professor Andrew CleggBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Organising general practice for care homes: A multi-method studyHealth Services and Delivery ResearchActive£533274.282017-01-012019-12-31Professor Barbara HanrattyUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
The Namaste Care intervention to improve the quality of dying for people with advanced dementia living in care homes: A realist review and feasibility study for a cluster randomised controlled trialHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£508217.722016-12-012019-03-31Professor Katherine FroggattLancaster University
Innovation to enhance health in care homes: Rapid evidence synthesisHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£218554.052016-08-012017-07-31Professor Barbara HanrattyUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
The Metoclopramide and selective oral decontamination for Avoiding Pneumonia after Stroke (MAPS-2) Trial: a 2x2 double-blind, randomized controlled trial of metoclopramide and selective oral decontamination for the prevention of pneumonia in patients with dysphagia after an acute strokeHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£947675.992016-07-012019-01-31Professor Christine RoffeUniversity Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Estimating the benefits and harms of Z-drugs for people with dementia and sleep disordersHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£295171.062016-06-012018-06-30Professor Christopher FoxUniversity of East Anglia
A multi-centre cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the Guide to Action Care Home fall prevention programme in care homes for older people.(FinCH)Health Technology AssessmentActive£20161842016-05-012019-08-31Professor Philippa LoganThe University of Nottingham
An evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to reduce antimicrobial prescribing in care home residents [REducing Antimicrobials in Care Homes (REACH)]: a non-randomised feasibility study and process evaluationHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£6050612016-04-012018-03-31Professor Carmel HughesThe Queen's University of Belfast
Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£28877592016-03-142022-03-13Professor Rowan HarwoodNottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Understanding the factors that influence why people with dementia make transitions from the community to acute hospital care settings in the last months of life: a retrospective cohort study (Project U-Care)Integrated Academic Training ProgrammeActive£7941332016-03-012021-02-28Dr Katherine SleemanKing's College London
DREAMS (Dementia Related Manual for Sleep) START (Strategies for Relatives)Health Technology AssessmentComplete£4063472016-02-012017-10-31Professor Gillian LivingstonUniversity College London
Developing a sustainable research programme to prevent falls and promote physical activity among older people with dementia.NIHR FellowshipsComplete£6552042016-01-012018-12-31Dr Samuel NymanBournemouth University
Fluoride interventions to prevent dental decay in care home residents: A randomised feasibility study.NIHR FellowshipsActive£4412542016-01-012021-11-30Dr Rakhee PatelKing's College London
Enhancing selection of the healthcare workforce: a programme of psychometric epidemiologyNIHR FellowshipsActive£6814572016-01-012020-12-31Dr Paul TiffinUniversity of York
Probiotic to Reduce Infections iN CarE home Service userS (PRINCESS)Efficacy and Mechanism EvaluationComplete£19229162015-09-012019-05-31Professor Christopher ButlerUniversity of Oxford
Understanding the outcomes of people with cognitive impairment and/or dementia admitted to the general hospital.Health Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£292752.282015-06-012017-09-30Professor Emma ReynishUniversity of Stirling
Is it possible to develop a complex intervention to improve the outcome of fall-related injuries in people with dementia?Health Technology AssessmentComplete£472808.842015-06-012018-11-30Professor Louise AllanUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Service (CHIPPS): Development and delivery of a cluster randomised controlled trial to determine both its effectiveness and cost-effectivenessProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£19853542015-05-012020-04-30Professor David WrightNHS South Norfolk CCG
Reducing rates of avoidable hospital admissions: Optimising an evidence-based intervention to improve care for Ambulatory Care Sensitive conditions in nursing homes.Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£11103122015-03-012019-01-31Professor Murna DownsBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Managing uncertainty to reduce emergency bed days in older patientsProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£998382015-02-012016-01-31Professor Sarah PurdyNHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG
Assessment and satisfaction of services for Juvenile Huntington's Disease and modelling alternative methods of service organisationResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2163212014-11-012018-04-30Dr Oliver QuarrellSheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Management of pain in people with dementia living in care homes: Programme and intervention developmentProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£648972014-10-202016-01-20Dr Anne CorbettGuy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Managing Faecal Incontinence in people with advanced dementia resident in Care Homes, a realist synthesis of the evidence (FINCH study)Health Technology AssessmentComplete£1932982014-09-012015-12-31Professor Claire GoodmanUniversity of Hertfordshire
A study to understand and optimise community hospital ward care in the NHSHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£5176312014-07-012017-10-31Professor John YoungBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Investigation of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale for the routine detection of delirium in care homes by care home staffResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£3050452014-05-012016-08-31Dr Elizabeth TealeBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Embedding a Human Rights based approach to dementia careHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£4084112014-05-012016-09-30Professor Peter KindermanMersey Care NHS Trust
Carer and patient-led development of recommendations for people with dementia returning home from hospital: understanding what is importantResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2225172014-04-012016-03-31Dr Carole MockfordUniversity Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Optimising palliative care for older people in the community: development and evaluation of a new short term integrated serviceResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2589202013-11-072016-05-06Dr Catherine EvansSussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
The START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) study: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a manual based coping strategy programme in promoting the mental health of carers of people with dementia - cohort follow-upHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£125004.012013-09-012018-08-31Professor Gillian LivingstonUniversity College London
EFFECTIVE HOME SUPPORT IN DEMENTIA CARE: COMPONENTS, IMPACT AND COSTS OF TERTIARY PREVENTIONProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£21744192013-09-012020-03-31Dr Paul ClarksonPennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Evaluating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) to enable person-centred Care for people with dementia and their carers: A UK cluster randomised controlled trial in care homes (DCM EPIC trial)Health Technology AssessmentComplete£2358268.642013-09-012017-12-31Professor Claire SurrLeeds Beckett University
Randomised controlled trial of protective stockings against usual care to reduce skin tears and bruises in high risk elderly people living in care homes: a pilot studyResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2480632013-07-082015-07-07Dr Roy PowellRoyal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
C-CHANGE: Delivering high quality and cost-effective care across the range of complexity for those with advanced conditions in the last year of lifeProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£19851192013-06-012018-09-30Professor Fliss E M MurtaghKing's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Development and preliminary testing of strategies to enhance routine physical activity in care homesProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£15312032013-05-012018-01-31Professor Anne ForsterBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
PRevention Of Falls in COGnitively impaired older adults living in residential care (PROF-COG)A pilot multi-factorial intervention to prevent falls in older people living in care homes tailored towards risk factors related to cognitive impairmentResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2064862013-02-042014-08-03Dr Julie WhitneyKing's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
A multi-site evaluation of the Person, Interactions & Environment (PIE) tool to improve person-centred care for people with dementia admitted to acute hospital wardsHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£4429792013-02-012016-03-31Professor John YoungBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Optimal NHS service delivery to care homes: a realist evaluation of the features and mechanisms that support effective working for the continuing care of older people in residential settingsHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£715678.42013-01-012016-04-30Professor Claire GoodmanUniversity of Hertfordshire
Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At home for people with dementia: The ATTILA TrialHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£18018342013-01-012019-03-31Professor Robert HowardSouth London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Models of care for the delivery of secondary fracture prevention after hip fracture: a health service cost, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness study within one RegionHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£521351.032013-01-012015-06-30Professor Andrew JudgeUniversity of Oxford
Right cot, right place, right time. Using neonatal care data and computer simulation to improve the design and organisation of neonatal care networks.Health Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£1321142013-01-012014-05-31Associate Professor Martin PittUniversity of Exeter
Root causes of adverse drug events in nursing home residents with diabetes: enhancing safety in medicines managementResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2057822012-12-012015-05-31Mr Frank MilliganLuton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The prevalence of visual impairment in people with dementiaHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£436546.832012-10-012014-09-30Mr Michael BowenThe College of Optometrists
A feasibility study to inform the design of a future randomised controlled trial to evaluate a falls prevention intervention in care homesResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£1433222012-07-012015-01-31Professor Philippa LoganNottingham CityCare Partnership
Towards an evidence-based clinical management of visual hallucinations: prevalence, prognosis, impact and pathophysiologyProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£20183652012-06-012018-11-30Professor Robert HowardSouth London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
Improve the health and wellbeing of older people and the quality of community care they receive, especially for people living with dementia.NIHR ProfessorshipsComplete£1149052.042012-05-012017-08-31Professor Louise RobinsonUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
Pilot trial of Stop Delirium! A complex intervention to prevent delirium in care homes for older peopleResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2491972012-03-052014-06-04Dr Najma SiddiqiBradford District Care Trust
The Patient Experience of the MRSA Screening Process and the Impact of an MRSA-Positive ResultPolicy Research ProgrammeComplete£645162012-01-052012-12-31Professor Heather LovedayUniversity of West London
Development of a simple tool for diagnosis of impending water-loss dehydration in the community.NIHR FellowshipsComplete£491183.582012-01-012015-03-31Dr Lee HooperUniversity of East Anglia
Valuing Active Life In Dementia (VALID)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21696252012-01-012018-06-30Professor Martin OrrellNorth East London NHS Foundation Trust
Randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluation of domiciliary welfare rights advice for socio-economically disadvantaged older people recruited via primary health care (DO-WELL Trial)Public Health ResearchComplete£798883.512011-12-012015-12-31Professor Martin WhiteUniversity of Newcastle upon Tyne
Developing an evidence-based intervention to improve health care for, and prevent avoidable hospital admission of, older care home residents with frailty or dementia.Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£966612011-11-012013-01-31Professor Murna DownsBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
PANICOA Care Home Final Study; In Depth Examination of CarePolicy Research ProgrammeComplete£5262692011-03-212013-01-10Dr Anne KillettUniversity of East Anglia
I can't forget to worry': A pilot randomised controlled trial of CBT for anxiety in people with dementia.Research for Patient BenefitComplete£1997752010-10-302013-04-29Professor Aimee SpectorNorth East London NHS Foundation Trust
Collaborative care and active surveillance for screen-positive elders with sub-clinical depression: a pilot study and definitive and randomised evaluation - the CASPER trialHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£1428037.12010-09-012014-10-31Professor Simon GilbodyUniversity of York
Probiotics for Antibiotic Associated Diarrhoea (including clostridium difficile) in care homes: establishing the platform and a randomised controlled trial (The PAAD Study)Health Technology AssessmentComplete£855392.882010-07-012013-10-31Professor Christopher ButlerCardiff University
An Optimized Person Centred Intervention to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Antipsychotics amongst People with Dementia in Care HomesProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21060042010-04-012016-03-31Professor Clive BallardOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Multi-professional clinical medication reviews in care homes for the elderly. A randomised controlled trial with cost-effectiveness studyResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2673602010-03-012013-10-31Dr James DesboroughNHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
An investigation of the Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) system of care in NHS acute trusts to prevent deliriumProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£20302272009-12-012015-09-30Professor John YoungBradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
A cluster randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke living in UK care-homesHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£1797676.092009-09-012015-08-31Professor Catherine SackleyUniversity of East Anglia
The START (STrAtegies for RelaTives) study: a pragmatic randomised controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of a manual based coping strategy programme in promoting the mental health of carers of people with dementiaHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£1396776.992009-09-012013-11-30Professor Gillian LivingstonUniversity College London
Promoting Excellence in All Care Homes (PEACH) Exploring Knowledge, Practices & Training Needs of the Care Home WorkforcePolicy Research ProgrammeComplete£4492662009-04-012012-03-31Dr Winifred TaddCardiff University
A study to develop integrated working between primary health care services and care homesHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£4327112009-01-012011-12-31Professor Claire GoodmanUniversity of Hertfordshire
Interprofessional team-work across stroke care pathways: outcomes and patient and carer experienceHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£4279782008-09-012011-09-30Professor Ruth HarrisSt George's, University of London
Better mental health care for older people in general hospitalsHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£425077.522008-09-012011-08-31Professor John GladmanThe University of Nottingham
Evidence into practice: evaluating a child centred intervention for diabetes medicine managementHealth Services and Delivery ResearchComplete£615089.312008-04-012012-09-30Professor Jane NoyesCardiff University
Changing practice in dementia care in the community: developing and testing evidence-based interventions, from timely diagnosis to end of life.Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£20806662007-08-012013-01-31Professor Steve IliffeCentral and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Management of Challenging Behaviour in dementia at home and in care homesProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£20827342007-08-012013-07-31Professor Esme Moniz-CookHumber NHS Foundation Trust
Support at Home - Interventions to Enhance Life in Dementia (SHIELD)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21677742007-08-012014-01-31Professor Martin OrrellNorth East London NHS Foundation Trust
National Trends and Local Delivery in Old Age Mental Health Services: Towards an evidence-baseProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£12767072007-08-012012-07-31Professor David ChallisGreater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust