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ENRICH Scotland

Enabling research in care homes 

Improving the lives and health of older people living in care homes is a major priority, but care home residents are generally underrepresented in research studies. Enabling Research in Care Homes (ENRICH) aims to change this by strengthening support for research outside the NHS.

The network brings together care home staff, residents and researchers to facilitate the design and delivery of research, to improve the quality of life, treatments and care for all residents. ENRICH Scotland works closely with NRS Neuroprogressive and Dementia (NRS NDN), NRS Ageing and NRS Primary Care, and is co-chaired by Dr Emma Law (Network Manager, NRS NDN) and Dr Susan Shenkin (previously Clinical Lead, NRS Ageing).

The Forum works collaboratively with NIHR ENRICH, making this uniquely fit for Scottish care homes, to establish which homes are ready to practice research.

Contact ENRICH Scotland to discuss joining our research forum or care home research network

Dr Susan Shenkin, co-chair of ENRICH Scotland, introduces the network