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National Early Warning Scores Following Emergency Hospital Transfer: Implications for Care Home Residents (2023)
Journal Article
Barker, R. O., Atkin, C., Hanratty, B., Kingston, A., Cooksley, T., Gordon, A. L., …Lasserson, D. S. (2023). National Early Warning Scores Following Emergency Hospital Transfer: Implications for Care Home Residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 24(5), 653-656. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2023.01.013

Objective: Care home residents have high rates of hospital admission. The UK National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) standardizes the secondary care response to acute illness. However, the ability of NEWS2 to predict adverse health outcomes specifically... Read More about National Early Warning Scores Following Emergency Hospital Transfer: Implications for Care Home Residents.

Dietary nitrate supplementation for preventing and reducing the severity of winter infections, including COVID-19, in care homes (BEET-Winter)-a randomised placebo-controlled feasibility trial (2022)
Journal Article
Bath, P. M., Skinner, C. J. C., Bath, C. S., Woodhouse, L. J., Areti, A., Korovesi, K., …Gordon, A. L. (2022). Dietary nitrate supplementation for preventing and reducing the severity of winter infections, including COVID-19, in care homes (BEET-Winter)-a randomised placebo-controlled feasibility trial. European Geriatric Medicine, 13, 1343-1355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41999-022-00714-5

Purpose Infections cause considerable care home morbidity and mortality. Nitric oxide (NO) has broad-spectrum anti-viral, bacterial and yeast activity in vitro. We assessed the feasibility of supplementing dietary nitrate (NO substrate) intake in ca... Read More about Dietary nitrate supplementation for preventing and reducing the severity of winter infections, including COVID-19, in care homes (BEET-Winter)-a randomised placebo-controlled feasibility trial.

Development of a core outcome set for the evaluation of interventions to prevent COVID-19 in care homes (COS-COVID-PCARE Study) (2022)
Journal Article
Shepherd, V., Islam, I., Wood, F., Williamson, P. R., Goodman, C., Bath, P. M., …Hood, K. (2022). Development of a core outcome set for the evaluation of interventions to prevent COVID-19 in care homes (COS-COVID-PCARE Study). BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), Article 710. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-03395-8

Background: People living in care homes have experienced devastating impact from COVID-19. As interventions to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 are developed and evaluated, there is an urgent need for researchers to agree on the outcomes used whe... Read More about Development of a core outcome set for the evaluation of interventions to prevent COVID-19 in care homes (COS-COVID-PCARE Study).

General practitioners' role in improving health care in care homes: a realist review (2022)
Journal Article
Chadborn, N. H., Devi, R., Goodman, C., Williams, C. D., Sartain, K., & Gordon, A. L. (2022). General practitioners' role in improving health care in care homes: a realist review. Family Practice, 40(1), 119-127. https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmac071

Background: Despite recent focus on improving health care in care homes, it is unclear what role general practitioners (GPs) should play. To provide evidence for future practice we set out to explore how GPs have been involved in such improvement... Read More about General practitioners' role in improving health care in care homes: a realist review.

Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for health and social care workers caring for older people (2022)
Journal Article
Gordon, A. L., Achterberg, W. P., & van Delden, J. J. M. (2022). Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for health and social care workers caring for older people. Age and Ageing, 51(4), Article afac097. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac097

The COVID-19 pandemic has particularly adversely affected older people with frailty and functional dependency. Essential regular contact with care staff has been evidenced as an important source of infection for this group. Vaccinating care staff can... Read More about Mandatory vaccination against COVID-19 for health and social care workers caring for older people.

'Don't let the trial kill the intervention': how can researchers and care home teams implement complex intervention trials in care homes? (2022)
Journal Article
Shenkin, S. D., Gordon, A. L., Johnston, L., Henderson, C., & Achterberg, W. P. (2022). 'Don't let the trial kill the intervention': how can researchers and care home teams implement complex intervention trials in care homes?. Age and Ageing, 51(3), Article afac068. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac068

The profile of care homes has never been higher, and not necessarily for the best reasons[1]. The COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, a massive impact on care home residents[2] , their families, the staff and organisations who care for... Read More about 'Don't let the trial kill the intervention': how can researchers and care home teams implement complex intervention trials in care homes?.

Developing a minimum data set for older adult care homes in the UK: exploring the concept and defining early core principles (2022)
Journal Article
Burton, J. K., Wolters, A. T., Towers, A. M., Jones, L., Meyer, J., Gordon, A. L., …Goodman, C. (2022). Developing a minimum data set for older adult care homes in the UK: exploring the concept and defining early core principles. Lancet Healthy Longevity, 3(3), e186-e193. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2666-7568%2822%2900010-1

Reforms to social care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the UK and internationally, place data at the heart of proposed innovations and solutions. The principles are not well established of what constitutes core, or minimum, data to support c... Read More about Developing a minimum data set for older adult care homes in the UK: exploring the concept and defining early core principles.

Contextual factors influencing complex intervention research processes in care homes: A systematic review and framework synthesis (2022)
Journal Article
Peryer, G., Kelly, S., Blake, J., Burton, J. K., Irvine, L., Cowan, A., …Goodman, C. (2022). Contextual factors influencing complex intervention research processes in care homes: A systematic review and framework synthesis. Age and Ageing, 51(3), Article afac014. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac014

Background: Care homes are complex settings to undertake intervention research. Barriers to research implementation processes can threaten studies' validity, reducing the value to residents, staff, researchers and funders. We aimed to (i) identify an... Read More about Contextual factors influencing complex intervention research processes in care homes: A systematic review and framework synthesis.

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to invest in care home research infrastructure (2022)
Journal Article
Gordon, A. L., Rick, C., Juszczak, E., Montgomery, A., Howard, R., Guthrie, B., …Tate, V. (2022). The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to invest in care home research infrastructure. Age and Ageing, 51(3), Article afac052. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac052

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in catastrophic levels of morbidity and mortality for care home residents. Despite this, research platforms for COVID-19 in care homes arrived late in the pandemic compared with other care settings. The Prophylactic The... Read More about The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to invest in care home research infrastructure.