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National Care Homes Research and Development Forum




Chair: Professor Julienne Meyer CBE, City University London

Speakers: Tony Butterworth, Karen Spilsbury, Barbara Hanratty, Hazel Heath, Jenniffer Dudman, Dawne Garrett, Anita Astle

In the UK, approximately half a million older people live in care homes with or without nursing. There are also 51,400 nurses working in adult social care, the majority of whom work in care homes. Given that older people are going into care homes later, sicker and frailer; ensuring older people can access 'good' nursing care in care homes is crucial. However, turnover of nurses in social care is much higher than other groups (e.g. occupational therapy and social work) as many leave to go to work in the NHS, where they are paid significantly more. The role of the registered nurse in care homes is now under scrutiny, not only in the UK, but also, internationally.

This forum meeting will address what is known in the research literature about nurses working in care homes and report on two studies, one concerned with nurses working in care homes and the other concerned with district nurses going into care homes to deliver health related care. Expert nurses working in the care home sector will critically comment on the research presented and discussion will focus on:

  • Who are the nursing workforces in care homes?
  • What do we know about the care and professional development needs of care home nurses?
  • What are the priorities for development and training of frontline staff?

Cost: £15 - The fee is to cover overhead and refreshment costs

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When & where

10.00am - 4.00pmWednesday 15th April 2015

Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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