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Report that explores whether the burden placed upon staff in care homes to produce paperwork is having a positive or a detrimental effect on the quality of care.

Guide that is primarily written for managers and senior staff of care homes but it has also been written with GPs in mind, as well as members of clinical commissioning groups and joint health and wellbeing boards.

Findings of a study based on a request for information made to 152 English local authorities, one English Primary Care Trust and one English Clinical Commissioning Group under the Freedom of Information Act; a nationally representative

Nuffield Trust's response to the findings of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, chaired by Robert Francis QC (the ‘Francis Report’). It offers an analysis of several of the key recommendations and themes. This paper is intended to inform the government’s response to the Francis Report. 

Report that provides new evidence on the key issues affecting people with dementia living in care homes. The report summarises evidence from surveys of family members, care home staff and people with dementia about their views on care in care homes.

A new report from JRF outlines the findings from the My Home Life project. My Home Life is a collaborative initiative between Age UK, City University, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Dementia UK promoting quality of life in care homes. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation in October 2012.

This At a glance briefing summarises the research briefing End of life care for people with dementia living in care homes (SCIE 2012). Research briefings provide a concise, narrative summary of the research knowledge on a particular topic and signpost routes to further information. This briefing was published by Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and it has been co-produced with the National End of Life Care programme.

This research briefing is about the care provided in care homes to people with dementia in the period leading up to the end of their lives. It aims to provide an overview of a range of issues important to care home residents, carers and providers. Research briefing published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) in May 2012. Review date is May 2015.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence's (SCIE) new website, Info 4 Care Kids , provides information on how to survive and thrive in care by offering practical tips from life choices, independent living, staying in touch with family and friends, keeping healthy - through to bullying support, job searching, and coping mechanisms.