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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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  • Highlighting 10 years of CLAHRC success

    We are celebrating 10 years of success! Explore some of our achievements to date here
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    NHS at 70: Celebrating public involvement

    Mary, a parent carer, tells us about why she got involved in research. Find out more.
  • Helping the NHS make informed decisions

    Deputy Director Ken Stein discusses the ways PenCHORD research has informed decision making within the NHS.
  • Evidence in dictionary

    Making Sense of Evidence

    We offer a series of workshops on how to use research evidence in clinical decision making. 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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Job Opportunity: Senior Research Fellow PenARC

Job Opportunity: Senior Research Fellow PenARC

15 August 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Research Fellow with expertise in qualitative...

Job Opportunity: Implementation Science Research Associate/Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

Job Opportunity: Implementation Science Research Associate/Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

07 August 2019

Do you have a passion for Implementation Science, Knowledge Mobilisation and Health Research? Then we...

'How-to' guide launched to speed up spread of ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment

'How-to' guide launched to speed up spread of ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment

31 July 2019

A 'how-to' guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) emergency treatment...

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PPI Advice Clinic

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's Campus

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Health in the Justice System:...

Rolle Building, University of Plymouth

          This collaborative event will bring together the results of our three health justice research projects...
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