Care leaders and researchers are looking for care homes to take part in a research study on infection control.
Care England, the Outstanding Society and University College London (UCL) are seeking to create a database from up too 1,500 care homes in England to share data on infection measures and outcomes in care homes.
The aim of the research is to build the ‘lived experience’ into care home Infection Prevention and Control policy, akin to that achieved by the national Vivaldi study during Covid-19. This resulted in changes to sick pay policy and the national booster vaccination programme, and the establishment of the Infection Control Fund.
Interested participants should email: Vivaldi@careengland.org.uk
Professor Martin Green OBE, chief executive of Care England, said: “Vivaldi has clearly shown the power of care homes coming together with researchers to define the best practice for both residents and staff.”