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How care homes are becoming learning hubs

The five centres in England chosen to showcase excellence and innovation in nurse-led care have made an impressive start, four months after their launch

The five centres in England chosen to showcase excellence and innovation in nurse-led care have made an impressive start, four months after their launch

For too long the care sector has received a disproportionate amount of negativity from the media and health professionals.

But now the ground-breaking pilot programme Teaching Care Homes (TCH), launched by Care England and funded by the Department of Health, offers an opportunity to re-profile care homes as great places to work, learn and receive care.

Many years ago teaching hospitals were regarded as centres of excellence for education and research, places students of medicine and nursing would aspire to train at and where patients would expect the best and most up-to-date treatment.

So what can the modern take on such a concept offer?

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