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Pressures on the NHS - The answers are out there

Posted on January 22nd 2017
in PenCLAHRC people, Project update

Pressures on the NHS - The answers are out there

Professor Jonathan Pinkney from the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and lead researcher on the PenCLAHRC funded Avoidable Acute Admissions (AAA) project, talks about the current winter crisis in hospitals.

With our hospitals on high levels of alert and seemingly insurmountable pressures on the rest of the NHS and social care networks, now more than ever before, the question is being asked: “what next for our NHS?”

In recent months, an increasing number of hospitals have been put on level five alerts as pressures from emergency admissions have serious repercussions for bed occupancy and planned (elective) treatments.

The issues faced...

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Rural dementia: we need to talk

Posted on January 19th 2017
in PenCLAHRC people

Rural dementia: we need to talk

Research carried out by Plymouth University into the experience of dementia in farming and farming families, and its impact on their businesses and home lives, has identified four areas of concern. 

The year-long study was undertaken by Dr Claire Kelly and Dr Richard Yarwood, with support from Ian Sherriff, who is supported by PenCLAHRC and is Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at the University and Chair of the Prime Minister’s Rural Dementia Friendly Task and Finish Group. It is the first time that research has addressed this issue in farming.

Sixteen farmers from across Devon were interviewed, along with seven professionals from...

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Plymouth dementia expert plays role in new CAA guidelines on hidden disabilities

Posted on January 17th 2017
in PenCLAHRC people

Plymouth dementia expert plays role in new CAA guidelines on hidden disabilities

Ian Sherriff, who is supported by PenCLAHRC, has helped develop new Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) guidelines on hidden disabilities and airports.

New guidance published by the CAA will help passengers with hidden disabilities get better support at UK airports and more effective communication ahead of travel, to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Following a wide-ranging consultation with airports and disability organisations, the CAA has set out a number of key guidelines that include providing identity badges, bracelets or lanyards and ensuring information is available in a range of formats, including clear pictograms and audio messages.

In addition, airports are...

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Job Opportunity - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Posted on January 13th 2017
in Job opportunity

Job Opportunity - Postdoctoral Research Fellow

We are looking to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work of PenCLAHRC, based at the University of Exeter Medical School. The successful applicant will work on developing existing and new research ideas into funding proposals, specifically in the area of Older People with Complex Health Needs. The post holder may also be expected to contribute to other PenCLAHRC projects in more generic fields of applied health services research.  

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...

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