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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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End of Life Advance Care Planning Study (ELAPS)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

What do clinicians perceive as the challenges in discussing end of life care with patients, and how do they tackle these challenges? Read more

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e-coachER: Investigation of a web-based behavioural support exercise referral scheme

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Trial to investigate the effects of adding web-based support to an exercise referral scheme for patients with long-term physical or mental health conditions. Read more

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DeCoDer

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Debt Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: An Adaptive Randomised Control Trial. Read more

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PARTNERS2

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Developing a system of collaborative care based in GP surgeries for people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Read more

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PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Allocating patients to community teams: by GP or home location? Read more

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PenCHORD - Neonatal

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning neonatal capacity across a network of hospitals: centralisation vs. localisation Read more

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PenCHORD - Doctor First

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

GP Appointment Systems: How Much Can “Doctor First??? Help? Read more

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PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning theatre time to achieve 18 week elective targets Read more

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PenCHORD - TIA Clinic Mapping

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning outpatient clinic service provision for TIA patients using location analysis. Read more

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PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Visualising and forecasting ophthalmology outpatient activity in North Devon. Read more

Upcoming Events

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Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's 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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Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's 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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News

Publication of findings from the National Survey of Local NHS Innovation and Research Needs

20 May 2019

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that...
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‘Robopets’ may be beneficial for care home residents

15 May 2019

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older...
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2019 PhD Studentships Announced

10 May 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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Research Projects