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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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  • PenPIG team

    Patient and Public Involvement in research

    Members of the public are helping to boost the impact of PenCLAHRC research. Find out more.
  • people in a queue

    PenCHORD project slashes waiting times

    Our operational research team, PenCHORD, have teamed up with the Devon Partnership Trust to reduce waiting times for mental health assessments. Read more
  • PIC team at awards

    Success at Health Service Journal Award

    PenCLAHRC's Patient-Initiated Clinic (PIC) project team win at the HSJ Awards. 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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Submit a Question

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

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NIHR reaches its tenth anniversary

NIHR reaches its tenth anniversary

06 July 2016

This year has seen the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) reach its tenth anniversary....

The NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

The NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

01 July 2016

The NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowships (KRM Fellowships) will be launching a new round of...

Job opportunity - Research Assistant

Job opportunity - Research Assistant

21 June 2016

This is a new post within the Clinical Trials and Populations Studies research group within...

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Making Sense of Health Research

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, Exeter

Free introductory half day workshop on the practical use of research evidence at work. This course...
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Making Sense of Evidence and...

John Bull Building - Plymouth

Workshop: Making Sense of Evidence & Focusing Uncertainties On the 31st August 2016 we are running...
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The 9th International Congress of...

XFi Building, Streatham Campus, University of Exeter

Sustainable Psychotherapies for the 21st Century Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd September Pre-congress workshop Wednesday 31st August This...
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