• Guidance for researchers and commissioners on health care implementation in care homes, resource on assessment tools and core outcomes in care home research;
  • A repository of care home RCTs to support secondary data analysis and inform MDS development that can support more research and useful findings for priority questions, without the expense and burden of involving care homes and residents in research
  • Evidence on what needs to be in place for MDS to support staff uptake, resident assessment care and improved outcomes
  • An implementation strategy for MDS that links NHS, social care and care home generated data
  • A prototype MDS to inform commissioning, needs assessment and care delivery.

DACHA Outputs:

Journal Articles and Protocols

  • Irvine L, Burton JK, Ali M, Quinn TJ, Goodman C. (2021) Protocol for the development of a repository of individual participant data from randomised controlled trials conducted in adult care homes (the Virtual International Care Homes Trials Archive (VICHTA)). Trials 22, 157.
  • Musa, M., Akdur, G., Hanratty, B., Kelly, S., Gordon, A., Peryer, G., Spilsbury, K., Killett, A., Burton, J., Meyer, J., Fortescue, S., Towers, A-M., Irvine, L. & Goodman, C. (2020) The uptake and use of a minimum data set (MDS) for older people living and dying in care homes in England – a realist review protocol. 14 Nov 2020, In: BMJ Open. 10, 11, 7 p., e040397.
  • Burton, J. K., Goodman, C., Guthrie, B., Gordon, A. L., Hanratty, B. and Quinn, T. J. (2020) Closing the UK care home data gap – methodological challenges and solutions: Closing the UK care home data gap. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5(4).
  • Hanratty, B., Burton, J. K., Goodman, C., Gordon, A. L., & Spilsbury, K. (2020) Covid-19 and lack of linked datasets for care homes. BMJ, 369.
  • Work Package 3 PROSPERO registration: “The uptake and use of the minimum data set (MDS) for older people living and dying in care homes in care home settings: a realist review” – 9 March 2020
  • Work Package 1 PROSPERO registration: “A systematic review of process and contextual factors that influence research implementation in care homes and identification of key measures and outcomes in care home research” – 10 January 2020

Blog Posts

Other Outputs

Research Partners