A Toolkit For Care Home Research

Advice and guidance for researchers, research staff, and local research networks on how to prepare and carry out studies in a care home.

Find out what it means to support research in a care home, and what the benefits are for you in participating in research studies.

Learn about the role residents, family members and friends can play in supporting high-quality research.

"By 2020 we would wish to see, more research being conducted in, and disseminated through, care homes, and a majority of care homes signed up to the NIHR ENRICH 'Research Ready Care Home Network'."


David Cameron, announced in 2015's Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020

Guest Blog

Emma Randle, Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry, Birmingham

In this blog post, Emma Randle, who is the Clinical Studies Officer (CSO) at The National Centre for Mental Health, The Barberry, Birmingham, reflects on the MEDREV study, which was led by Dr Ian Maidment, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacy at Aston University. The study tested the feasibility of staff training (for care home staff and GPs) and medication review (by specialist pharmacists) to limit inappropriate prescribing of psychotropics for Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) in people with dementia in care homes.

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