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Grant to improve analytics and operational research in health care

Posted on May 12th 2017
in PenCLAHRC people, Research Funding

Grant to improve analytics and operational research in health care

The Modelling and Simulation in Healthcare Network (MASHNet), led by PenCHORD Director, Professor Martin Pitt, has been awarded £19,500 from The Health Foundation to set up a UK-wide initiative to promote the effective use of operational research (OR) and advanced analytic methods in health and social care services.

The PLETHORA Project (Planning for Effective Transformation of Healthcare using Operational Research and Advanced Analytics) will develop a structured plan to build the capacity and expertise needed to apply these key research techniques within the NHS.

Combining the skills and experience of clinicians, academics and technologists from across the country, PLETHORA aims to raise awareness of...

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High praise for PenCHORD project

Posted on August 10th 2016
in Project update

 High praise for PenCHORD project

PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, have recently completed a project, which looks at the mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales.

The team were tasked by the Stroke Implementation Group (SIG) of the Welsh Government to coordinate the development of service maps and profiles for hyperacute and acute stroke services across Wales. The aim of the project was to provide evidence to support discussions regarding the reconfiguration of services across the country.

The modelling was evidence based, with the results interpreted and supported by an expert panel drawn up by the Royal College of Physicians Stroke Programme. Their objective was...

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Ambulance call-out research leads to positive changes for ambulance service trust

Posted on August 3rd 2016
in Project update

Ambulance call-out research leads to positive changes for ambulance service trust

Recently published research investigating the reasons behind a rise in ambulance call-outs in the South West is already being used by the local ambulance service trust to work with commissioners to introduce positive changes, and to reinforce its track record for using research to develop its services.

The South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) asked researchers from PenCHORD (PenCLAHRC's operational modelling team) to investigate the annual growth in activities relating to 999 incidences, which has seen a rise of 24 per cent over the past four years.

The research team developed a computer simulation to investigate the factors that most...

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PenCHORD building international research collaborations

Posted on February 25th 2016
in Research Funding

PenCHORD giving presentation

PenCLAHRC’s operational research group, PenCHORD, has been awarded funding to help them build links with international research partners.

The funding will enable the team to invite overseas researchers to visit and explore the possibilities for future projects and publications. It will also be used to engage with research abroad in similar research areas. The funding is provided by the University of Exeter Medical School’s Internationalisation Fund and is available until July 2016 and will be used to support collaborative meetings.

PenCHORD Director, Professor Martin Pitt, and Associate Research Fellow Dr Sebastian Rachuba, have well-established links to a number of overseas researchers through...

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Computer models deliver stroke care boost to South West

Posted on February 4th 2016
in Project update

Computer models deliver stroke care boost to South West

People who have had a stroke in Devon are receiving faster and more effective treatment thanks to research that has used the latest advances in computer simulation.

The ground-breaking project has led to a dramatic increase in the number of patients receiving vital clot-busting treatment, and significantly reduced treatment times.

Researchers from PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, teamed up with the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWAST) to implement the study, which has highlighted the importance of speed when treating people with stroke.

For some patients whose stroke is due to a blood clot...

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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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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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