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Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland

Posted on April 8th 2019
in Project update

Exeter clinicians and researchers help shape proposals to improve stroke services in Northern Ireland

Pioneering work by Professor Martin James, a senior NHS clinician for stroke services in Exeter and a team of researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School, including PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, has been incorporated in proposals to improve stroke care for patients in Northern Ireland.

Every year, there are almost 3,000 stroke-related hospital admissions in Northern Ireland and more than 1,000 people die from stroke. Stroke services in Northern Ireland, as with other parts of the UK, struggle to meet national standards in a number of areas.

NHS Guidelines in England recommend that when reconfiguring stroke services, patients should ideally...

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Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

Posted on April 8th 2019
in Project update

Successful home-based heart rehabilitation programme rolled out

A new rehabilitation programme, which helps heart failure patients achieve better quality of life from the comfort of their own homes will now be rolled out at four NHS centres across the UK.

Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsular
(PenCLAHRC) supported Research has found that the Rehabilitation Enablement in CHronic Heart Failure (REACH-HF) programme, developed by a collaboration led by the University of Exeter and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS trust, significantly improved quality of life. Rehabilitation is also linked to better health outcomes for patients. Last month, a new study concluded that the Reach-HF programme is...

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STARS launches second phase of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme

Posted on April 4th 2019
in Project update

STARS launches second phase of Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management Programme

The first phase of The Supporting Teachers And childRen in Schools (STARS) programme, a randomised trial to look at the effectiveness of the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (IY - TCM) project, has come to a close with the publication of the final report. Now researchers at PenCLAHRC are looking for 140 schools across Bristol, Cornwall, Dorset, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Reading and Southampton to take part in the second phase.

Begun in 2012 and involving over 80 schools across Devon, the STARS project looked at how teaching methods can impact youngsters’ behaviour and help to create a positive learning environment through the implementation of the IY...

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'You can make a difference just by sharing your story' - PenPIG member co-authors Research Paper

Posted on April 3rd 2019
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'You can make a difference just by sharing your story' -  PenPIG member co-authors Research Paper

When Andrea Shelley arrives to talk about her patient and public involvement (PPI) journey, her willingness to contribute is apparent from the get-go. ‘To share what you’ve been through is key to making the NHS work’ she says, fresh from a session volunteering at the local arts centre on her day off from a demanding, public-facing, role. ‘I started out with PenPIG (PenCLAHRC’s Patient Involvement Group) two years ago. I went to meetings, heard things and had no idea what was going on. I was confident in my voice, in my experience, but I wasn’t confident in asking questions’. Invited...

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