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Optimal Study film now available

Great news! A new piece of research – The Optimal Study – shows how the NHS and care homes can work better together to improve the lives of those who live in them. It recognises that care homes are playing an important role caring for older people with very complex needs, including high levels of dementia and suggests that, going forward, care homes need to be viewed by the NHS as equal partners. One of the most important findings is that it takes time and effort on all sides to improve relationships. You can now feel more confident in asking for this time from NHS colleagues, as there is evidence that this will benefit your residents and the shared care that you give. Why not be courageous and share a short film of the Optimal Study https://youtu.be/bxgp8W-aPb8 with your NHS colleagues to open up a dialogue about ‘What is working well now in your relationship with each other?’ and ‘What more could be done to make it even better?’

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