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Launch of first free and comprehensive web based data resource of measures for person centred care

Posted on July 31st 2016
in Project update

Launch of first free and comprehensive web based data resource of measures for person centred care

The first free and openly-available comprehensive data resource for international measures relating to patient experience and person centred care has been launched, providing a ‘one-stop’ website for commissioners, health managers, researchers and others.

Measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care has been compiled by PenCLAHRC researchers and is being supported by NHS England, the South West Academic Health Science Network, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust.

The aim of the project is to deliver a portfolio of intelligence about measures for Person Centred Coordinated Care (“P3C”) for people with Long-Term Conditions (LTCs),...

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Reducing avoidable acute admissions to hospitals

Posted on January 29th 2016
in Project update

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A team from PenCLAHRC investigating how hospitals try to avoid unnecessary emergency admissions has identified a series of innovations that can help to address this pressing problem.

Emergency admissions to UK hospitals are on the rise, and in recent months, an increasing number of hospitals have been put on black alert as a result of these added pressures. There is evidence that a significant proportion of acute hospital admissions are avoidable, and hospitals across the country have introduced a range of innovative initiatives to try to avoid these unnecessary admissions. Until now, there has been no research to investigate how well...

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Study indicates first steps towards preventing suicide attempts by offenders

Posted on August 10th 2015
in Project update

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Suicide among prison offenders is common and the risk of suicide for male offenders leaving prison is eight times the national average, with over a quarter of fatal suicide attempts happening within the first four weeks of release. While the risk of suicide by offenders in prison has been identified as a priority for action, understanding and preventing suicides among offenders after their release has received far less attention.  

However, a new study conducted by Plymouth Medical School and supported by the NIHR and PenCLAHRC, has addressed this issue, identifying the need for a support system to help prevent suicide...

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Patient volunteers needed for GP exercise referral study

Posted on July 15th 2015
in Project update

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Patients with common physical and mental health conditions are being sought by researchers to participate in a trial, which will investigate whether adding a web-based coaching system to the GP exercise referral scheme would lead to an increased uptake of the programme and improve long-term health.

The exercise referral scheme is an established method used by GPs to prescribe exercise to patients with existing medical conditions such as obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis or a history of depression. Evidence suggests that exercise is both physically and mentally beneficial for a patient, but that rates of uptake and ongoing engagement may...

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HeLP-ing Schoolchildren with Healthy Lifestyles

Posted on September 10th 2014
in Project update

HeLP-ing Schoolchildren with Healthy Lifestyles

An innovative programme which brings actors into the classroom to encourage and support children to make healthier choices on diet and exercise has been selected to feature in this week’s British Science Festival.

The Healthy Lifestyles Programme (HeLP) is being run by specialists from the University of Exeter Medical School and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, supported by the NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (also known as PenCLAHRC). It is funded by a £1.35 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Research Programme.

HeLP is currently working with 32 schools across Devon, in a controlled...

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New app widens opportunities for dementia assessment

Posted on July 9th 2014
in Project update

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A team of clinicians from Plymouth and Sydney, Australia, have today launched ACEmobile - a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia.

The development of ACEmobile has been a collaboration between Professor John Hodges (Neuroscience Research Australia), Dr Rupert Noad (Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust), Dr Craig Newman and Professor John Zajicek (Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry) and has been supported by funding from a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research grant, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust and the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South West Peninsula (also...

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