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PenCLAHRC’s Mary Hickson, Professor in Dietetics at Plymouth University, has worked with the Association of UK University Hospitals’ (AUKUH) to develop new guidance for healthcare provider organisations. The guide aims to provide practical advice to develop and sustain the research clinical academic roles of nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Professor Hickson said of the guidance:
“This new resource is long awaited and fills a big gap in the advice available to aspiring nursing and AHP clinical academics, as well as NHS Trusts and universities who wish to develop career pathways for these people.”
“The advice is practical and pragmatic and has been...Read more
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry wishes to recruit an experienced qualitative researcher to play a key role in the work of a team of researchers on a cutting edge study.
This post is key to ensuring the successful delivery of a prestigious NIHR Programme Grant, Engager 2, awarded to develop and evaluate a complex intervention for prison leavers with common mental health problems. The Research Fellow will lead the conducting of the qualitative components of a parallel process evaluation, to explore how the intervention is working and will also contribute to mixed methods analyses and the ongoing development...Read more
The Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) has a vacancy for a Trial Manager to join their growing trial management team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with clinical trials experience to join a CTU which has retained full registration status from the UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) since 2007. PenCTU has a growing portfolio of studies, funded by the NIHR and other major non-commercial research funding bodies and is also seeking to explore opportunities to support commercial trials.
We are looking for a suitably experienced person, with energy and enthusiasm to grasp new opportunities and help shape the future of...Read more
The Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) is seeking to appoint a Quality Assurance Manager to implement, manage and monitor quality assurance systems to ensure that all studies are consistently conducted to the highest standards in accordance with current legislative and regulatory frameworks.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a detailed knowledge of research governance processes and a sound understanding of quality assurance as applied throughout the entire life cycle of clinical trials. The PenCTU has retained full UK Clinical Research Collaboration (UKCRC) registration status since 2007 and has a growing portfolio of studies, funded by the NIHR and other...Read more
The Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit (PenCTU) is seeking to appoint a Clinical Trials Facilitator to contribute to the delivery of an effective clinical trial management service.
The Clinical Trials Facilitator will work with a multi-disciplinary team of trial managers, data managers, programmers and clinicians to ensure the successful development and delivery of a wide portfolio of clinical studies.
The applicant must have experience of working in health services research, clinical research or a clinical environment in an NHS, academic or commercial setting and must be conversant with current research governance requirements for clinical trials.
The ideal candidate should be experienced in the advanced...Read more
A team of health researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and the National Institute for Health Research are working with local music charity Plymouth Music Zone to bring together people who have communication problems caused by aphasia.
Aphasia is a speech and language disorder, which is caused by damage to the brain, often as a result of having a stroke. People with aphasia can struggle to speak or to understand spoken language, but also can have difficulties with reading, writing or using numbers.
Of the over 150,000 people who have a stroke each year, around a third (33%) will also...Read more
Rheumatoid arthritis patients in Plymouth are getting to see health experts when they need to, as a result of new research from PenCLAHRC.
Under the existing model of care, patients with conditions such as arthritis are given routine appointments that often take place when their symptoms are mild. Yet when their condition deteriorates it can be difficult to secure an urgent appointment.
Now, a new approach known as Patient-Initiated Clinics (PIC) is hoping to transform the delivery of care across the South West by putting patients in control. Instead of appointments booked months in advance, the scheme allows people to contact their...Read more
A pioneering research project led by the University of York and involving researchers from PenCLAHRC, will evaluate newly-developed programmes that aim to improve the social and emotional wellbeing of children under two and their parents.
The four-year project led by the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) at York, with colleagues from the University’s Departments of Health Sciences, Social Work and Social Policy and Centre for Health Economics, is backed by a £1.85 million grant from the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research).
The study also includes co-investigators from the universities of Central Lancashire, Sheffield, and Maynooth, with initial partners including Action for Children,...Read more
In many cases hospital follow-up appointments for those with long-term conditions are made when the appointment diary can accommodate them. Often they do not take into account how a patient might be feeling at that time - they may be well and not need any active care. A partnership project between the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC) and the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) will see researchers, clinical teams and hospital managers coming together to address this issue.
The project builds upon previous work carried out with the rheumatology department at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust. A study of...Read more