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Job opportunity - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Services Research

Posted on August 11th 2016
in Job opportunity

Job opportunity - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Health Services Research

We are looking to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of PenCLAHRC, the National Institute of Health Research's Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care in the South West Peninsula (http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/).  The successful applicant will work on a range of existing and new PenCLAHRC projects as well as playing an active role in identifying new topic areas for development.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to become part of a successful and enthusiastic team committed to improving public health and patient outcomes through innovative health research and implementation. PenCLAHRC's novel ground-up approach to co-produce research, led...

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High praise for PenCHORD project

Posted on August 10th 2016
in Project update

 High praise for PenCHORD project

PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, have recently completed a project, which looks at the mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales.

The team were tasked by the Stroke Implementation Group (SIG) of the Welsh Government to coordinate the development of service maps and profiles for hyperacute and acute stroke services across Wales. The aim of the project was to provide evidence to support discussions regarding the reconfiguration of services across the country.

The modelling was evidence based, with the results interpreted and supported by an expert panel drawn up by the Royal College of Physicians Stroke Programme. Their objective was...

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Ambulance call-out research leads to positive changes for ambulance service trust

Posted on August 3rd 2016
in Project update

Ambulance call-out research leads to positive changes for ambulance service trust

Recently published research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by the local ambulance service trust to work with commissioners to introduce positive changes, and to reinforce its track record for using research to develop its services.

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) asked researchers from PenCHORD (PenCLAHRC's operational modelling team) to investigate the annual growth in activities relating to 999 incidences, which has seen a rise of 24 per cent over the past four years.

The research team developed a computer simulation to investigate the factors that most...

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