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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South West Peninsula - or PenCLAHRC - undertakes high-quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and supports the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS.

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    Improving the delivery of stroke treatment

    Our operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working with the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital to redesign stroke pathways. Read more.
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    Transforming Teaching

    The STARS project is transforming teaching by giving teachers the skills to boost pupil performance. Read more
  • Patient-Initiated Clinics

    PenCLAHRC is changing how patients with long-term conditions manage their hospital appointments. Read more.
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    Focus on... world class CLAHRC research

    The national network of CLAHRCs has been involved in a wide range of innovative research. Read more.

What We Do


We are committed to supporting and conducting high-quality applied health research that addresses the real concerns of patients and clinicians across the South West.

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Capacity Building

We work across the South West to increase capacity to use and generate research evidence through the provision of a range of training opportunities for clinicians and researchers.

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Our innovative approach to involvement seeks to embed meaningful patient and public involvement and engagement into everything we do.

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Have you got a clinical uncertainty or research question that needs answering?
We could help develop it further.

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News View all

Working with music groups to improve recovery for people with aphasia

Working with music groups to improve recovery for people with aphasia

27 April 2016

A team of health researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the National...

Job opportunity - Patient and Public Involvement Team

Job opportunity - Patient and Public Involvement Team

26 April 2016

PenCLAHRC are looking to recruit an Associate Research Fellow / Research Fellow (depending upon experience)...

Associate Professor job opportunity at PenCLAHRC

Associate Professor job opportunity at PenCLAHRC

19 April 2016

NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC) are looking to appoint an Associate Professor with demonstrable...

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LKD Seminar: Improving the quality...

South Cloisters 3.06, St Luke's Campus, Exeter

Learning, Knowing, Doing seminar series Improving the quality of care: Using Quality Improvement methodology in healthcare Mr...
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Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (room 2.35)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Making Sense of Evidence: An...


Making Sense of Evidence: An Introduction to Qualitative Research This new half-day workshop forms part of...
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