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Reducing avoidable acute admissions to hospitals

Posted on January 29th 2016
in Project update

A&E hospital sign

A team from PenCLAHRC investigating how hospitals try to avoid unnecessary emergency admissions has identified a series of innovations that can help to address this pressing problem.

Emergency admissions to UK hospitals are on the rise, and in recent months, an increasing number of hospitals have been put on black alert as a result of these added pressures. There is evidence that a significant proportion of acute hospital admissions are avoidable, and hospitals across the country have introduced a range of innovative initiatives to try to avoid these unnecessary admissions. Until now, there has been no research to investigate how well...

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Information Specialist and Senior Research Fellow job opportunities at PenCLAHRC

Posted on January 22nd 2016
in Job opportunity

Information Specialist and Senior Research Fellow job opportunities at PenCLAHRC

The Plymouth PenCLAHRC team are looking to recruit an Information Specialist (Research Fellow) and a Senior Research Fellow. These posts offer opportunities to join a successful and enthusiastic team, committed to improving public health and patient outcomes through innovative health research and implementation.

 

Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

A key responsibility of this post is to support bids for research grants, which will be done by undertaking scoping searches or by contributing to the application by informing or writing the proposed search methods to be used.  You will also be required to design and undertake complex systematic literature searches of medical, health care...

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PhD fellowship opportunity in dementia care

Posted on January 19th 2016
in Job opportunity

PhD fellowship opportunity in dementia care

PenCLAHRC is delighted to be offering a full time PhD fellowship for nurses or allied health care professionals wishing to join an exciting research programme on dementia care.

The successful applicant will join a thriving multi-disciplinary team delivering a coordinated and integrated research programme based on research priorities and uncertainties identified by the Alzheimer’s Society and others via the ‘James Lind Alliance’ process. The PhD fellow will have the opportunity to develop, test and evaluate one of a suite of linked interventions designed to help people with dementia continue to live independently for longer and to help them manage their transition...

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Is the school environment having an impact on pupils' weight?

Posted on January 13th 2016
in Project update

Is the school environment having an impact on pupils' weight?

New research from PenCLAHRC has explored the influence that the primary school environment has on the weight of young children.

The research, led by Dr Andrew Williams at the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy, and conducted with colleagues at PenCLAHRC, used data from the National Child Measurement Programme, to look at whether the school environment has an effect on the weight of pupils.

Previous research on childhood obesity has considered schools to be an important environment for children, with the potential to influence their exercise and eating habits and, therefore, a large number of interventions to tackle childhood obesity...

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Job opportunities at PenCLAHRC

Posted on January 5th 2016
in Job opportunity

Job opportunities at PenCLAHRC

We have two exciting job opportunities available within our team in Exeter. We are looking to recruit both a Research Fellow and a Graduate Trainee Information Specialist to work on a range of existing and new PenCLAHRC projects.

Graduate Trainee Information Specialist

PenCLAHRC’s Information Specialist team is looking to recruit a Graduate Trainee Information Specialist. This post also includes a secondment to work with our colleagues at the Exeter Health Library, an NHS Library.

Candidates will have recently completed an undergraduate or post-graduate degree and be thinking about a career as an information specialist, or working in a library. You will...

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