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Professor Karen Spilsbury

Professor Karen Spilsbury

Karen Spilsbury is a Professor of Nursing at the University of Leeds and leads a partnership between care homes and academia that provides the leadership, expertise, and interdisciplinary collaboration that helps care homes innovate efficiently, effectively and sustainably (NICHE-Leeds).

Her research portfolio focuses on policy and practice relevant areas of workforce, care for older people and care home quality.

Managing infections - don’t forget about the indoor air in your care home

Big ventilation fan being maintained

As winter takes hold, it is tempting to try and keep residents warm and fuel costs lower by hunkering down until the weather gets warmer. But keeping all the windows and doors shut may not be the best idea: homes need ventilation and care homes are no different. Professor Cath Noakes and fellow experts give the reasons a good airing...