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Research and Projects

This page provides more detail about the portfolio of PenCLAHRC projects. There are a variety of routes through which research questions become projects, but our adoption processes have the same three key aims:   

  • Conduct patient-focused research reflecting the needs of the public and the NHS
  • Support evidence-based service change for the benefit of patients and the public
  • Build capacity within the local health economy to generate and effectively use the results of research

In the pages below you can find out more information about many of our current and completed projects. You can filter content by PenCLAHRC's research themes, status, or by keywords.

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Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health of children and young people with long term physical health conditions and to explore the factors that may enhance, or limit, the beneficial delivery of such interventions. Read more

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Cognitive Monitoring in Planned Arthroplasty Surgery Study (CoMPASS)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

SWARM are developing a study looking at post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). In an initial feasibility study, patients will have cognitive testing before and after their operation. SWARM have also teamed up with primary care researchers (led by the PenCRN Primary Care team) to perform cognitive testing in a parallel group of similar patients who are not subjected to surgery. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

This project would seek to assess how changing the length of clinic slots and / or carving out slots for more complex patients could help to reduce waiting times for a plastic surgery clinic at Derriford Hospital. Read more

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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public recognise and respond to possible suicidal intent in a public setting. Read more

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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at Derriford Hospital. Read more

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PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

PenCHORD worked with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to understand the resources needed to streamline the flow of patients through the stroke care pathway. Read more

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PenCHORD - STEMI: Appropriate treatment for ST-elevation heart attacks

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

Could thrombolysis treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital lead to better outcomes for some patients who have a STEMI heart attack? Read more

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Family Vision

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

Supporting children exposed to domestic conflict and violence through parent leadership coaching. Read more

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PenCHORD - Determining the required size of a Clinical Decision Unit at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

A simulation modelling project to determine the optimum size and opening hours of a Clinical Decision Unit in Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital’s A&E department, taking into account distinct admission policies and opening hours. Read more

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Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in high risk ward patients. Read more

Upcoming Events

Sep
27

Making sense of health research...

Plymouth - John Bull Building - SR4

An introduction to making sense of evidence   Introduction to Making Sense of Evidence During this talk a...
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Sep
28

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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News

Professor Rob Anderson wins prestigious book prize

15 September 2017

  Rob Anderson, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation, was one of the authors to...
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Job opportunity: Graduate Communications Assistant

04 September 2017

We are looking to recruit a Communications Assistant to support the Engagement, Research Information and...
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Stroke Association awards funding for stroke thrombectomy collaboration

16 August 2017

A study into a new and more effective treatment for acute stroke in England, carried...
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News

Research Projects

Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health...
Read more

Cognitive Monitoring in Planned Arthroplasty Surgery Study (CoMPASS)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

SWARM are developing a study looking at post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). In an initial...
Read more

Research Projects