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Job opportunity - PenCLAHRC Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Services Research

Posted on October 27th 2016
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Job opportunity - PenCLAHRC Associate Professor (Reader) in Health Services Research

Based at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, we are looking to appoint an Associate Professor (Reader). The post holder will develop and support research projects adopted by PenCLAHRC, as well as identify research and implementation ideas in their own field and develop these into funding proposals and a programme of research.

Working as part of the Plymouth based Primary Care Group within Clinical Trials and Populations Studies, the post holder will also work closely with the PenCLAHRC team based at the University of Exeter. There will be opportunities to build partnerships with leading health services researchers across both...

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ReTrain project celebrating triple success

Posted on October 20th 2016
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ReTrain project celebrating triple success

The ReTrain project, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Stroke Association, has been investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have had a stroke.  With the pilot trial nearing completion, the team are celebrating three key successes.

The team, led by Professor Sarah Dean, have had their protocol paper published in BMJ Open. The paper, outlining the trial processes, represents the first key output from this important pilot feasibility trial and is a significant step towards answering the original research question.

This question was raised by a stroke survivor taking part in the PenCLAHRC question generation process –...

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Job opportunity - Communications Assistant

Posted on October 19th 2016
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Job opportunity - Communications Assistant

We are looking to appoint a Communications Assistant who will make a significant contribution to the delivery of communication activities for PenCLAHRC.

This is an interesting opportunity for a highly organised individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills, who has the ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people in a professional manner. The post holder is required to have excellent IT skills, strong attention to detail, and be able to plan and prioritise a busy and varied workload in the face of conflicting demands. They will have previous experience of working in a communications or marketing role,...

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NIHR type 2 diabetes care review features PenCLAHRC systematic review paper

Posted on October 17th 2016
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NIHR type 2 diabetes care review features PenCLAHRC systematic review paper

A systematic review, co-authored by Professor Nicky Britten, has been included in a NIHR themed review, which brings together research on type 2 diabetes care.

The review aims to give a short account of completed and ongoing NIHR-funded studies on type 2 diabetes and how they have informed practice.

Over the last ten years, the NIHR has funded a number of programmes, projects, research centres, work streams and researchers working in diabetes prevention, management and care. Yet, evidence from these different studies has not been brought together before.

The systematic review - a qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical...

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Plymouth University academic appointed as Alzheimer's Society ambassador

Posted on October 14th 2016
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Plymouth University academic appointed as Alzheimer's Society ambassador

Plymouth University academic Ian Sherriff, who is supported by PenCLAHRC, has been appointed by the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, Alzheimer’s Society, as an Ambassador. 

As an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Ian will support the charity in a variety of ways from speaking at events, raising awareness of dementia and using his expertise and professional contacts to support the work of the charity.
 
As Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Ian has been involved in numerous projects designed to improve the lives of people with dementia. His work includes an ambition to...

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PenCLAHRC training puts evidence into practice

Posted on October 13th 2016
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PenCLAHRC training puts evidence into practice

A series of courses designed and run by PenCLAHRC are helping to put evidence at the heart of an organisation’s decision-making process.

Designed to empower NHS staff to use the latest developments in research, guidance and technology, the training is delivered by the CLAHRC’s experts in operational modelling, PenCHORD.

In an effort to give healthcare managers experience in computer simulation, PenCHORD recently ran a session attended by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT).

Hannah Trebilcock, a Clinical Audit Officer at SWASFT, was one of those in attendance who was quickly able to put her new skills into practice.

Back at base...

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HSMA Project Focus - The South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Posted on October 11th 2016
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HSMA Project Focus - The South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme is a pilot scheme run by PenCLAHRC’s operational modelling group PenCHORD. It aims to bring academics from the universities of Exeter and Plymouth together with health organisations across the South West to carry out operational research to a high standard. The aim is to use the best tools and knowledge available to put the research undertaken rapidly into practice within the NHS.

Hannah Trebilcock, Clinical Audit Officer at the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), was selected as one of six HSMAs from NHS organisations across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, and...

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