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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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Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence of parent to parent support interventions for families going through neonatal care. Read more

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Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (ACEDEM)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Can we improve the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital? A synthesis of qualitative and quantitative evidence, development of a logic model, and co-production of plans for service change. Read more

Event title

The Zone - Icebreak Personality Disorder Pathway Redesign.

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

The aim of this project will be to assess the impact of a new treatment pathway on The Zone’s waiting times and resource requirements. Read more

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Care Under Pressure

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’ mental ill health and its impacts on the clinical workforce and patient care. Read more

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PenCHORD: Evaluation of the PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associates programme (EmMA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This evaluation (EmMA) provides an independent and qualitative review of the first iteration of the PenCHORD Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme. Read more

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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

This study aims to examine post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD), and will 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

Event title

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

Upcoming Events

Jan
23

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Jan
29

Seminar on Open Access by...

South Cloisters 3.06, St Luke’s campus with video conferencing link to MR8, John Bull Building, Plymouth and F083 in Truro

  A life with no Windows. A 12 month exploration into living in an Open Science...
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News

Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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Research Projects

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence of parent to parent support interventions for...
Read more

Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (ACEDEM)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Can we improve the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital? A synthesis...
Read more

Research Projects