How successful are care homes in the UK and what are their aims?

  • To encourage and promote independence, maintain dignity, privacy and self esteem.
  • To provide personal care within a structured environment where individual rights and liberties are safeguarded.
  • Provide opportunities for service users/ representatives to influence the service quality standards, plans and priorities.
  • Safeguarding individual right and liberties.
  • Work in partnership with other professional services/ agencies to provide access to specialist services.
  • To provide individual person centred care programmes based on identified health care needs within a safe environment promoting equality and diversity principles with due consideration around gender, race, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexuality, class and age.
  • To maintain high standards of care and practice using a holistic approach.
  • To involve residents and carers/ relatives/ Advocate in the care programme.

Health advisors & researchers

The Advisors

The Advisors are carefully selected, trained and supported by professionals.  There is complete confidentiality in the service.

Advisors will discuss any general worries that arise when someone is finding it more difficult to cope as they get older.  Advisors can help people cope with loneliness, bereavement and illness or problems such as form completion, benefits, housing, finance or family relationships.  They offer impartial advice and information as well as someone with whom to share a problem.

Contact Us

If you have something you would like to discuss, why not telephone or e-mail us. You may be concerned about a relative or a friend who is elderly. We might be able to help you too. We will arrange for one of our advisors to see you either at home or in our office.  If we do not know the answer we will help by putting you in touch with someone who does.

Research careers

About the Research

The Medical Research Society is a society for all those involved in clinical and/or scientific research relating to any aspect of medicine. The Society aims to encourage and further such research by:

  • hosting the annual Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training
  • supporting younger investigators with the annual award of the prestigious Young Investigator Award
  • providing a number of prizes for oral and poster presentations

Academic Meetings

Currently the Opin Medical Research hosts the annual Meeting for Clinician Scientists in Training in conjunction with the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal College of Physicians, London. This Spring meeting incorporates the final of the annual Young Investigator Award, the Raftery Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences and the annual Gordon Cumming Memorial Lecture which is given by a distinguished international speaker.

Current Shortages in Medical and Health Professions

Acupuncture Technician
Critical Care Co-ordinators
Dental Specialist
Homeopathic Practitioner
Paramedical Examiner
Residential Care Assistant