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Reimagining care homes: can the COVID-19 pandemic act as a catalyst for enhancing staff status and education?

19 May 2021

Nursing Older People


During the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, older people were discharged from hospitals to care homes to release NHS beds. This influx...

New barcode checks help reduce drug round errors in care homes

31 August 2011

Nursing Management


A study undertaken between January 2008 and December 2010 evaluated the effects of a pharmacy-led barcode medication system in care homes (with or without on-site...

How social care staff working in residential homes perceive their professional status

01 September 2011

Nursing Older People

A&S Science

Aim The aim of the study was to explore how ‘new role’ and other social carers and stakeholders involved in providing enhanced health and social care for older...

Implementing digital skills training in care homes: a literature review

29 April 2016

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

This article is the first of a two-part series that informs and describes digital skills training using a dedicated console computer provided for staff and residents...