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					              Edinburgh Evening News                                      Article Size (cm2 ) 54.63
              Section: News                                               Circulation: 56646
              Edition: Home                                               Source: ABC July 2005-January 2006
              22 October 2007
              Page: 10

                                        Care           staff            to

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                                        of          the        trade
                                        STAFF in care homes, hospitals
                                        andcommunity centre will be able
                                        to collaborate more easily under a
                                        new scheme to be launched by
                                        Edinburgh University.
                                           Connect in Care will provide a
                                        support network which enables
                                        workers in different care facilities
                                        to share expertise and experiences
                                        treating patients.
                                          The scheme had been hailed by
                                        university chiefs as a tool to
                                        improve the quality of care being
                                        received by the elderly.
                                             Project leader Heather Wilkinson,
                                              from the university s centre
                                        for research on families and relationships,
                                                    said: It is hoped that
                                        this initiativewill begin to address
                                        the concerns that people have
                                        about the quality of care for older
                                        people, and also promote the
                                        excellent work that is being done
                                        in    the sector.
                                              A wealth of information about
                                        best practice     is   available, but   support

                                               needed to help people use it.

                                        Connect in Care will enable staff
                                        from different sectors to share
                                        their experience and expertise, so
                                        that improvements can be

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