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Researchers and NHS staff celebrate working together to tackle pressing health service issues

Posted on March 31st 2017
in Events, PenCLAHRC people, Training

Researchers and NHS staff celebrate working together to tackle pressing health service issues

Staff from NHS Trusts across the South West came together with PenCLAHRC researchers to celebrate the success of an innovative programme aimed at tackling problems faced by the health service.

The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme, run by our operational research team PenCHORD, is designed to embed the skills and knowledge needed to develop and use computer models to support decision making within the NHS.

The pilot programme culminated in a showcase event, held at the University of Exeter Medical School yesterday. Participants presented their project findings and shared how both they and their organisations have benefited from the scheme.

Over the past year,...

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HSMA Project Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

Posted on March 10th 2017
in PenCLAHRC people, Training

The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme is a pilot scheme run by PenCLAHRC’s operational modelling group PenCHORD. It brings university academics and health organisations from across the South West together, building capacity within the NHS to generate and use evidence from modelling and operational research techniques.

Associates were selected from NHS organisations based on their previous knowledge and skills, and the research question they proposed. As well as providing access to a PenCHORD mentor, it gives them the tools and knowledge to put their research rapidly into practice.

Karl Vile was new into the role of Operational Manager and Programme Lead at Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT)...

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PenCLAHRC training puts evidence into practice

Posted on October 13th 2016
in Training

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
in Training

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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HSMA Project Focus - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Posted on September 13th 2016
in Training

HSMA Project Focus - Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme is a pilot scheme run by PenCLAHRC. It aims to bring academics from Exeter and Plymouth universities together with health organisations to carry out operational research to a high standard, with the best tools and knowledge available and at a pace the NHS needs to put such research rapidly into practice.

Recognising that the more informed their decisions are, the better the outcomes for patients will be, the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the organisations supporting the scheme. They have released Nic Harrison, Senior Business Analyst in the Contracting and Business...

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Launch of PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associates Programme

Posted on March 24th 2016
in Training

Globe on computer

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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PenCHORD launch new Health Service Modelling Associates Programme

Posted on December 16th 2015
in Training

small globe on laptop

PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, are pleased to launch their new Health Service Modelling Associates Programme (HSMA) - a scheme which aims to increase the impact and awareness of operational research within the NHS across the South West. The pilot programme, which will commence in April 2016, will see the associates undertake advanced modelling, simulation and analysis work for, and within, their own organisations.

Successful applicants will be supported throughout the programme through ongoing mentoring and training from PenCHORD.  They will also be supported in their own organisation by a nominated individual (the HSMA Workplace Supervisor) who will facilitate the implementation...

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Systematic reviewing support at PenCLAHRC

Posted on December 8th 2015
in PenCLAHRC people, Training

Open book on desk

Our Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) support work across all of PenCLAHRC’s objectives. This includes providing methodological advice and support to the PenCLAHRC community through their fortnightly Search and Review clinics. Established in May 2012, these clinics provide an opportunity for academics, health care professionals and patients to meet with a systematic reviewer or an information specialist.

Since their introduction, the team have helped over 300 individuals from across the South West peninsula. Advice is available within this half hour slot without the need for an evidence synthesis expert to be formally involved in a piece of work. This means that the...

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PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 2015

Posted on May 21st 2015
in Training

PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 2015
How do changes to the way we deliver care come about? An opportunity to meet the research teams who model, simulate and analyse care delivery practices to bring about changes that are beneficial to us as practitioners and to our patients

PenCHORD Showcase Event, 2nd June 2015, 9.00am to 1.00pm

Training: “Modelling in Health and Social Care”

2nd June 2015, 1.00pm to 4.30pm

3rd June 2015, 9.00am to 4.30pm

All events to be held at The Knowledge Spa, Truro

The way in which we deliver care to patients develops over time, to encapsulate new technologies, new care techniques, changes in infrastructure and...

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