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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.
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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.
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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:
The NIHR CLAHRCs have responded to the recent publication of the NHS Five Year Forward View report by NHS England:
NIHR CLAHRCs support the vision set out for the English NHS in the NHS Five Year Forward View (5YFV), published 23 October 2014.
5YFV has been acclaimed both across national media and within health and social care for the clarity with which it articulates not simply why change is needed but also what that change might look like. NIHR CLAHRCs welcome the opportunity that it provides for a reasoned debate about the future of English health and social care.
It is of course...Read more