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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
Reducing unplanned hospital admissions from care homes: an updated and extended systematic reviewHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchContracted£94859.22021-11-012022-09-30The University of Sheffield
Caring Optimally: promoting effective Mouth MInuTes in care homes (COMMIT Study)Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£296136.782021-10-012023-03-31University of Leeds
FluCare: Estimating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a complex intervention to increase care home staff influenza vaccination ratesPublic Health ResearchActive£1386169.512021-09-012024-04-30NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG
REcruiting and RetAining nurses, and carers in Care Homes: what works, for which staff, under what circumstances, and at what cost? The REACH Realist ReviewHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£277466.82021-08-012023-01-31University of Leeds
Air Filtration to reduce Respiratory Infections (including COVID-19) in care homes: the AFRI-c cluster randomised controlled trial with nested internal pilot, process and economic evaluationsPublic Health ResearchActive£2297010.022021-07-012024-12-31NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Developing Research Practice Partnerships to deliver novel, sustainable collaborations between adult social care research and practice in the UKHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£1656080.392021-06-012025-05-31London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Maintaining the benefits of Pulmonary Rehabilitation With Harmonies And Melodies via Singing for Lung Health. The WHAM randomised feasibility study.Research for Patient BenefitActive£2489072021-06-012023-05-31Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Evaluating the integration of the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment (ReSPECT) into primary care and its impact on patient treatment and care.Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£792251.112021-05-012023-04-30University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust
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 BenefitActive£1129092021-04-012022-09-30Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Supporting the spread of effective integration models for older people living in care homes: A mixed method approachResearch for Patient BenefitActive£3499932021-04-012023-03-31The University of Manchester
Learning from proactive deprescribing experiences within the Care Homes Independent Pharmacist Prescribing Study to develop national policy regarding deprescribing in care homes for older peoplePolicy Research ProgrammeActive£1500002021-04-012022-03-31NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG
'Achieving closure?’ Improving outcomes when care homes closeProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£12477782021-04-012024-03-31University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
REVOLUTIONARY SENSOR FOR DETECTING FAECAL INCONTINENCEInvention for InnovationActive£1492382021-03-012022-02-28Oxford Optronix Limited
uSing rolE-substitutioN In care hOmes to improve oRal health (SENIOR)Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£1419138.752021-01-012024-06-30Bangor University
Rapid evaluation of the care home response to the need for palliative and end-of-life care during the COVID-19 pandemic: integration, communication and workforce resilience (CovPall_CareHome)Policy Research ProgrammeActive£1817642021-01-012021-12-31King's College London
A randomised controlled trial and feasibility study of the effects of an e-health intervention ‘iSupport’ for reducing distress of dementia carers, especially in the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19.Public Health ResearchActive£1462406.42021-01-012023-12-31Bangor University
The other keyworkers in care homes: implications of including domestic staff in social care workforce strategies and practices relating to Covid-19 recoveryPolicy Research ProgrammeActive£1671922021-01-012021-10-31King's College London
Understanding the factors that shape care homes’ responses to Government COVID-19 guidance on visiting arrangementsPolicy Research ProgrammeActive£2013262021-01-012022-03-31London School of Economics & Political Science
PROphylactic TrEatment of COVID in Care Homes Trial (PROTECT-CH)NIHRActive£1726187.912021-01-012022-12-31The University of Nottingham
Protecting older people living in care homes from COVID-19: challenges and solutions to implementing social distancing and isolation.Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£237058.82020-11-012021-10-31King's College London
End of life care in care homes: supporting the workforce and reducing hospitalisationsHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£597564.282020-10-012023-01-31University of Stirling
CONtact TrAcing in Care homes using digital Technology (CONTACT) - A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial, cost-effectiveness evaluation and theory-informed process evaluation.Health Technology AssessmentActive£1711019.622020-10-012023-10-31University of Leeds
Building a policy and sector-relevant evidence-base of the relationships between care home staffing and quality: developing insights and using novel methodological approachesPolicy Research ProgrammeActive£1498522020-10-012022-03-31University of Leeds
‘StOP UTI’ - STrategies for Older People living in care homes to prevent Urinary Tract Infection: a realist synthesis of the evidenceHealth Technology AssessmentActive£239415.642020-09-012022-02-28University of Southampton
Developing a novel model for the implementation of falls management in a care home setting.NIHR FellowshipsActive£4822392020-09-012025-08-31Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Community-based complex interventions to sustain independence in older people, stratified by frailty: a systematic review and network meta-analysisHealth Technology AssessmentActive£341753.042020-04-012022-03-31University of Leeds
Models of Support for Moderate needs in Older People (MSMOP)Policy Research ProgrammeActive£17143552020-02-012025-04-30London School of Economics & Political Science
Developing research resources And minimum data set for Care Homes' Adoption and use (the DACHA study)Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£2261598.692019-11-012023-10-31University of Hertfordshire
Using early warning systems in care homes during the COVID pandemic: A mixed method studyResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2499022019-11-012021-05-03NHS 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 BenefitComplete£1807472019-09-092021-09-08University of Kent
Finding and funding social care: a qualitative study of the experiences of self-funders.Research for Patient BenefitComplete£2895872019-09-012021-05-31University of York
Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)Research for Patient BenefitActive£1532242019-08-012022-01-31Somerset 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 BenefitComplete£1594952019-08-012021-05-31The University of West London
Engaging General Practitioners in Service Development and Quality Improvement in Care Homes: a Realist Synthesis of the Published EvidenceHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£165631.252019-06-012020-08-31The University of Nottingham
Identifying trajectories of progression of frailty in elderly individualsResearch for Patient BenefitActive£1495502019-04-012022-03-31Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Improving the Oral Health of Older People in Care Homes: a Feasibility Study (TOPIC)Public Health ResearchActive£473417.652018-12-012022-05-31University College London
Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team (D-PACT)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£27448202018-11-042023-11-03Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Personalised care for people with Parkinson’s Disease: PD-CareProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£22090042018-11-012023-10-31Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Improving mealtime care for people with dementia ? a training intervention for care home staffHEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic ProgrammeComplete£1991212018-06-012021-05-31The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Conversations on living and dying: facilitating advance care planning for community-dwelling older people with frailtyHEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic ProgrammeComplete£2951312018-04-012021-08-31King's College London
Developing 'frailty fit' pulmonary rehabilitation services for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseNIHR FellowshipsActive£6021252017-12-012022-05-31King's College London
Personalised care planning to improve quality of life for older people with frailtyProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£27486662017-10-012023-01-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Relationship between care home staffing and quality of care: a mixed methods approachHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£977728.852017-07-012021-09-30University of Leeds
ELECtric Tibial nerve stimulation to Reduce Incontinence in Care homes: ELECTRICHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£1224993.062017-07-012020-06-30Glasgow Caledonian University
Improving the quality of care in care homes by care home staffHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£665450.42017-07-012020-06-30University of Sussex
Optimising hearing-Related Communication for care Home Residents with Dementia (ORCHARD): a realist synthesisResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£1477452017-04-012018-09-30Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Developing, implementing and testing a new intervention to improve healthy living in older people with frailty. The Holistic Assessment and care Planning in Partnership Intervention (HAPPI) Study.HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic ProgrammeComplete£2987652017-04-012021-06-30Cornwall Partnership 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£2387728.272017-03-012023-05-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Organising general practice for care homes: A multi-method studyHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchActive£533274.282017-01-012021-02-28University 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£508217.722016-12-012019-03-31Lancaster University
Innovation to enhance health in care homes: Rapid evidence synthesisHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£2049802016-08-012017-07-31University 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£947675.992016-07-012019-01-31University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust
Estimating the benefits and harms of Z-drugs for people with dementia and sleep disordersHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£295171.062016-06-012018-06-30University of East Anglia
Managing clinical uncertainty for older people in community hospitals to improve communication and palliative care; development, implementation and evaluation of the SPACEtoolkit ? Symptom and Psychosocial Assessment and Communication EvaluationHEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic ProgrammeComplete£3184862016-06-012021-09-30King's College London
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 AssessmentComplete£2033468.852016-05-012020-08-31The 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 and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£603563.842016-04-012018-03-31The Queen's University of Belfast
Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia (PrAISED)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchActive£30643002016-03-142023-01-12Nottingham 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 ProgrammeComplete£8562452016-03-012021-08-31King's College London
DREAMS (Dementia Related Manual for Sleep) START (Strategies for Relatives)Health Technology AssessmentComplete£4063472016-02-012017-10-31University College London
Enhancing selection of the healthcare workforce: a programme of psychometric epidemiologyNIHR FellowshipsComplete£6814572016-01-012020-12-31University of York
Developing a sustainable research programme to prevent falls and promote physical activity among older people with dementia.NIHR FellowshipsComplete£583243.162016-01-012018-12-31Bournemouth University
Fluoride interventions to prevent dental decay in care home residents: A randomised feasibility study.NIHR FellowshipsActive£4882382016-01-012022-05-31King's College London
Probiotic to Reduce Infections iN CarE home Service userS (PRINCESS)Efficacy and Mechanism EvaluationComplete£19229162015-09-012019-05-31University of Oxford
Understanding the outcomes of people with cognitive impairment and/or dementia admitted to the general hospital.Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£292752.282015-06-012017-09-30University 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£472808.842015-06-012018-11-30University 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 ResearchComplete£19853542015-05-012020-10-31NHS Norfolk and Waveney 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£11103122015-03-012019-01-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Managing uncertainty to reduce emergency bed days in older patientsProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£998382015-02-012016-01-31NHS 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£2163212014-11-012018-04-30Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Management of pain in people with dementia living in care homes: Programme and intervention developmentProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£648972014-10-202016-01-20Guy'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£1932982014-09-012015-12-31University of Hertfordshire
A study to understand and optimise community hospital ward care in the NHSHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£5176312014-07-012017-10-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Embedding a Human Rights based approach to dementia careHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£407317.082014-05-012016-09-30Mersey Care NHS Trust
Investigation of the Delirium Observation Screening Scale for the routine detection of delirium in care homes by care home staffResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£3050452014-05-012016-08-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Carer and patient-led development of recommendations for people with dementia returning home from hospital: understanding what is importantResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2225172014-04-012016-03-31University 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£2589202013-11-072016-05-06Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
EFFECTIVE HOME SUPPORT IN DEMENTIA CARE: COMPONENTS, IMPACT AND COSTS OF TERTIARY PREVENTIONProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21474252013-09-012020-03-31Pennine Care 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£98157.062013-09-012018-08-31University College London
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£2331948.262013-09-012017-12-31Leeds 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£2480632013-07-082015-07-07Royal 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£19851192013-06-012018-09-30King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Development and preliminary testing of strategies to enhance routine physical activity in care homesProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£15312032013-05-012018-01-31Bradford 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£2064862013-02-042014-08-03King'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 and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£4429792013-02-012016-03-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Right cot, right place, right time. Using neonatal care data and computer simulation to improve the design and organisation of neonatal care networks.Health and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£1321142013-01-012014-05-31University of Exeter
Assistive Technology and Telecare to maintain Independent Living At home for people with dementia: The ATTILA TrialHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£18018342013-01-012019-03-31South London and Maudsley 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 and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£715678.42013-01-012016-04-30University of Hertfordshire
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 and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£521351.032013-01-012015-06-30University of Oxford
Root causes of adverse drug events in nursing home residents with diabetes: enhancing safety in medicines managementResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2057822012-12-012015-05-31Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
The prevalence of visual impairment in people with dementiaHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£436546.832012-10-012014-09-30The 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£1433222012-07-012015-01-31Nottingham CityCare Partnership
Towards an evidence-based clinical management of visual hallucinations: prevalence, prognosis, impact and pathophysiologyProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£20183652012-06-012018-11-30South 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£1149052.042012-05-012017-08-31University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Pilot trial of Stop Delirium! A complex intervention to prevent delirium in care homes for older peopleResearch for Patient BenefitComplete£2491972012-03-052014-06-04Bradford District Care NHS Foundation NHS Trust
The Patient Experience of the MRSA Screening Process and the Impact of an MRSA-Positive ResultPolicy Research ProgrammeComplete£645162012-01-052012-12-31University of West London
Development of a simple tool for diagnosis of impending water-loss dehydration in the community.NIHR FellowshipsComplete£491183.582012-01-012015-03-31University of East Anglia
Valuing Active Life In Dementia (VALID)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21696252012-01-012018-06-30North 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£798883.512011-12-012015-12-31University 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£966612011-11-012013-01-31Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
PANICOA Care Home Final Study; In Depth Examination of CarePolicy Research ProgrammeComplete£5262692011-03-212013-01-10University 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£1997752010-10-302013-04-29North 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£1428037.12010-09-012014-10-31University 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£855392.882010-07-012013-10-31Cardiff University
An Optimized Person Centred Intervention to Improve Mental Health and Reduce Antipsychotics amongst People with Dementia in Care HomesProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21060042010-04-012016-03-31Oxford 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£2673602010-03-012013-10-31NHS 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£20302272009-12-012015-09-30Bradford Teaching Hospitals 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 dementiaHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£1396776.992009-09-012013-11-30University College London
A cluster randomised controlled trial of an occupational therapy intervention for residents with stroke living in UK care-homesHealth Technology AssessmentComplete£1797676.092009-09-012015-08-31University of East Anglia
Promoting Excellence in All Care Homes (PEACH) Exploring Knowledge, Practices & Training Needs of the Care Home WorkforcePolicy Research ProgrammeComplete£4492662009-04-012012-03-31Cardiff University
A study to develop integrated working between primary health care services and care homesHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£4327112009-01-012011-12-31University of Hertfordshire
Interprofessional team-work across stroke care pathways: outcomes and patient and carer experienceHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£4279782008-09-012011-09-30St George's, University of London
Better mental health care for older people in general hospitalsHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£425077.522008-09-012011-08-31The University of Nottingham
Evidence into practice: evaluating a child centred intervention for diabetes medicine managementHealth and Social Care Delivery ResearchComplete£615089.312008-04-012012-09-30Cardiff 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£20806662007-08-012013-01-31Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Management of Challenging Behaviour in dementia at home and in care homesProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£20827342007-08-012013-07-31Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Support at Home - Interventions to Enhance Life in Dementia (SHIELD)Programme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£21677742007-08-012014-01-31North East London NHS Foundation Trust
National Trends and Local Delivery in Old Age Mental Health Services: Towards an evidence-baseProgramme Grants for Applied ResearchComplete£12767072007-08-012012-07-31Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust