What does taking part involve for care home residents?
Not everyone who is interested in the study may be able to take part, depending on things like medical history or other medications they are taking. Once we have checked that a resident is eligible to take part, they or their legal representative will be asked to sign a consent form.
Depending on which group in the study the care home is allocated to, residents may be given extra treatment in addition to standard care. We will train and support the staff in the care homes to give the study treatments as part of normal day-to-day care. With permission, we will let their GP know they are taking part in the study, and we will access their medical records for information that will help us understand the effects of the study treatments.