Age UK: provides information and advice, products, training and research for older people.
Alzheimer’s Society – Selecting a care home: a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Association of Directors Adult Social Services (ADASS): home of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and the voice of adult social care.
Better Caring: is a comprehensive care home search engine and a source of vital information on care for older people and people with learning disabilities and lists all care homes across England.
British Geriatrics Society: is a professional association of doctors practising geriatric medicine, old age psychiatrists, general practitioners, nurses, therapists, scientists and others with a particular interest in the medical care of older people and in promoting better health in old age.
Care Home UK: the website contains a detailed database of UK Care Homes and Providers, as well as Suppliers, Authorities and Associations to the UK Care Industry.
Care Quality Commission: CQC regulates health and adult social care services in England, whether they are provided by the NHS, local authorities, private companies or voluntary organisations.
Cochrane Library: independent high quality evidence for health care decision making.
DeNDRoN: as part of the National Institute for Health Research, the Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) helps to provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to be undertaken. Ensuring that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and learning how to improve healthcare for the future.
Department of Health (Dementia): ‘living well with dementia - a National Dementia Strategy’ was published in February 2009. It set out a vision for transforming dementia services with the aim of achieving better awareness of dementia, early diagnosis and high quality treatment at whatever stage of the illness and in whatever setting.
ECCA: is the largest representative body for community care in England.
End of life care for community dwelling older people with dementia: an integrated review
Housing and Care for Older People Research Network: the network bring together researchers interested in the role of housing in social care.
Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit: The MRC Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) is a centre of excellence for clinical trials, meta-analyses and epidemiological studies.
Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the government agency which is responsible for ensuring that medicines and medical devices work, and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health.
My home life: Is a new initiative aimed at improving the quality of life of those who are living, dying, visiting and working in care homes for older people. It provides hub of information and shares best practice with those working in this setting.
National Care Home Research and Development Forum: provides a platform for researchers and practitioners to network, share information and ideas arising from their work.
National Institute for Health Research: creates a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals, working in world class facilities, conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public.
National Research Ethics Service (NRES): protect the rights, safety, dignity and well-being of research participants; and facilitates and promotes ethical research that is of potential benefit to participants, science and society.
NHS End of Life Care Programme: the programme works with health and social care services across all sectors in England to improve end of life care for adults by implementing the Department of Health’s End of Life Care Strategy.
NHS Research and Development Forum: a network for those involved in managing and supporting R&D in health and social care. There aim is to improve the environment for research in health and social care by facilitating and encouraging sharing of best practice.
NIHR Clinical Research Network: as part of the National Institute for Health Research, the Clinical Research Network helps to provide the infrastructure that allows high-quality clinical research to take place in the NHS, so that patients can benefit from new and better treatments, and they can learn how to improve NHS healthcare for the future.
NIHR School for Social Care Research: develops the evidence base for adult social care practice by commissioning and conducting world-class research.
NIHR Service Support Research: a website that provides information for researchers on service support costs.
NRES Integrated Research Application system: a website that captures the information needed for the relevant approvals from research review bodies.
Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU): carries out independent research aimed at improving the equity and efficiency of social and health care.
Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE): gathers and analyses knowledge about what works and translates that knowledge into practical resources, learning materials and services. Their work helps to improve the knowledge and skills of those working in care services.
Social Care Research Ethics Committee: The Social Care REC reviews adult social care research study proposals, intergenerational studies involving adults and children or families, use of social care databases and some proposals for social science studies situated in the NHS
Social Services Research Group: an independent network of individuals who provide a range of research information, planning and evaluation in social care and health services.
UKCRC Regulatory & Governance Advice Service: provides advice on the changes to the regulatory and governance environment across the UK clinical research community.
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Alzheimer’s Society – Types of Research
Alzheimer’s Society – Types of Research
Research Ready Care Home Induction Slides