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Launch of PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associates Programme

Posted on March 24th 2016
in Training

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PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, have successfully welcomed the first cohort onto their new Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme. The scheme, launching in April for 12 months, aims to increase the impact of operational research within the NHS across the South West and will see the selected associates undertake advanced modelling within their own NHS organisations.

The new modelling associates are:

  • Alaric Moore, Performance Improvement Manager at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E).
  • Hannah Trebilcock, Clinical Audit Officer at South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Joe Turner, Information Analyst at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.
  • Karl Vile, Operational Manager at...
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Associate Research Fellow job opportunity at PenCLAHRC

Posted on March 15th 2016
in Job opportunity

Associate Research Fellow job opportunity at PenCLAHRC

PenCLAHRC are looking to recruit an Associate Research Fellow. The successful applicant will work alongside the PenCLAHRC team to develop prioritised questions into research and implementation projects.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or have an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.

The key purpose of the post is to provide research support to current and future PenCLAHRC projects, and to support the development of new projects. Existing and future projects adopted by PenCLAHRC will have both qualitative and quantitative components, requiring support from the core...

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Self-harming youngsters put at risk by 'cycle of shame'

Posted on March 11th 2016
in Project update

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A PenCLAHRC-supported study has found that young people who self-harm only seek emergency hospital care as a last resort due to a deep sense of shame and unworthiness.

The research, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, shows that young people who self-harm avoid Accident and Emergency departments wherever possible. They say they have received punitive treatment from staff, and these experiences perpetuate a cycle of shame, avoidance and further self-harm. 

Dr Christabel Owens and co-authors Lorraine Hansford, Professor Tamsin Ford, and Dr Siobhan Sharkey, found that young people who self-harm visit A&E only when their injuries are too serious to manage...

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