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#RCNchat on care homes research

19 Sep 2017

Join us on Twitter this Thursday (21 September) 7-8pm for an #RCNchat on care homes research.

Nurse and residents in care home In July this year the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) published a themed review titled, 'Advancing Care - Research with care homes'. 

The review looked at care home studies on subjects such as the fundamentals of care home nursing and a current study that is examining the type of workforce needed to deliver the best quality care to care home residents. As part of its conclusion, the review identified a need for further research in care homes.

This Twitter chat gives you the opportunity to talk and ask questions about NIHR's themed review and any research you think could benefit care home services and care. Simply follow the #RCNchat hashtag during the hour of the event and include the hashtag in any of your tweets you want to contribute to the chat. 

Dawne Garrett @Profleadolder, RCN Professional Lead for Older People and Dementia Care, will be hosting the chat, and will be joined by Dr Elaine Maxwell @maxwele2, Clinical Advisor for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Dissemination Centre and Sharon Blackburn CBE @NCFsharon, Policy & Communications Director for National Care Forum.

As well as responding to any questions or ideas you have in relation to care homes research and the NIHR's themed review, Dawne, Elaine and Sharon would like to hear from you during the chat about:

  • what research would assist you in evidencing the work that you do in care homes
  • what sort of care home research would you find most helpful and would encourage you to get involved.

They would also like to hear from you about:

  • where nursing staff in care homes get their evidence for practice from
  • how nursing staff in care homes can use research findings for revalidation.

Ahead of the Twitter chat, you can view NIHR Dissemination Centre's themed review from the link below.

We look forward to hearing your views, ideas and questions on the night.