Introducing PenCIRN: The Peninsula Complex Interventions Research Network
The Institute of Health Services Research (IHSR) is holding a seminar on Tuesday 18th September 12.30-13.30 in Exeter.
David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research at the University of Exeter, will introduce PenCIRN (The Peninsula Complex Interventions Research Network).
PenCIRN is a network of researchers and clinicians in the South West Peninsula interested in Complex Interventions Research. The network has been established in order to provide a forum to develop, pilot, evaluate and implement evidence-based interventions in health care.
Members of PenCIRN share an aim to improve the evidence which underpins health care interventions, particularly those delivered by allied health care professionals. It is estimated that 85% of research activity in medicine and nursing is ‘wasted’ in that it is never translated into routine healthcare interventions. Almost all health care interventions are quintessentially complex and thus require programmes of sophisticated mixed methods research for these activities to be evidence-based and translated into clinical practice. PenCIRN members all share the belief that research should be directed at the rigorous and integrated development and testing of interventions including implementation research.
If you wish to attend this seminar or require any further information please contact Marte Lavender (M.Lavender@exeter.ac.uk, Tel: 01392 725782).