Care Home Research: Enhancing Experiences and Outcomes

18/06/2019 9:00 am @ King’s Hall

Event Details

  • King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University NE1 7RU


Save the Date!

The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria, North of England Commissioning Support Unit and Newcastle University are sponsoring a series of events focused on sharing and developing good practice, research and evidence within the care home sector.  These events will consider:

  • learning outcomes from current research projects;
  • academic research across the UK and opportunities for developing future research; and
  • evaluation of best practice implementation for those working in and across the sector.

In the morning, Newcastle University will showcase its growing programme of care home related research in the Institute of Health and Society / Institute of Ageing. Bringing together researchers, healthcare professionals, commissioners, and care home managers and staff in a collaborative context, this event will promote shared learning and the development of an informed research agenda.

The afternoon, led by North of England Commissioning Support, will focus on questions that arise from the previous events and the shape future collaborative research and evaluation.


Key Speakers include:

Professor Karen Spilsbury, Professor of Nursing Research, University of Leeds

 Karen is Academic Director for NICHE-Leeds (Nurturing Innovation in Care Home Excellence in Leeds): an innovative partnership project between Leeds Care Association and the University of Leeds which aims to enhance and promote quality of care for older people living in nursing homes in Leeds. 

She is committed to research to promote quality in care for older people in care homes, and is a leading expert on care home workforce issues. Her work with healthcare assistants made an important contribution to international debates about the roles of assistants in nursing; a key concern for future policymaking.

If you are interested in attending this event, please register this interest by mail at [email protected] to ensure direct mailing once the event details are confirmed.

Venue Information:

Public Transport is well connected – with the closest “hub” being Haymarket.  The venue has no parking available, but there are public car parking facilities nearby