Niche-Leeds Research

Care homes often innovate to help enhance clinical care, service delivery and their workforce but innovations are not always clinically or cost effective or based on reliable research evidence.

Implementing innovations can be difficult. Making sense of research and implementing evidence-based solutions requires leadership, expertise and collaboration between care homes and academia. Our researchers are embedded in care homes – funded by care home providers – and provide support to care staff to develop action research approaches to care

NICHE-Leeds offers this collaboration.

Here’s some of our projects and those we collaborate with…

What strategies are effective for promoting oral health among residents who resist mouth care?
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What interventions can help promote meaningful activity in residents?
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Can research provide answers to questions and uncertainties from care home managers in the COVID-19 pandemic?
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can wearable digital devices improve COVID-19 contact tracing and infection control in care homes?
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How is staffing related to quality in care homes?
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What needs to be in a minimum dataset for care homes to inform service development and commissioning?
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What are the cost-effective ways of organising general practice for care homes?
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How feasible is rapid testing for COVID-19 in care homes?
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How best to adapt palliative care outreach for care homes?
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What are the costs and effects of strategies for recruiting and retaining staff in care homes?
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Can we predict relationships between quality, outcomes and costs in care homes?
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how can we explain and understand workplace relationships in care homes?
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How to effectively capture and share experiences of COVID-19 to better prepare homes?
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