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

Theme: PenCHORD
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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PenCHORD - Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

PenCHORD have performed geographic modelling to help inform roll-out of endovascular thrombectomy, a ground-breaking new treatment for severe stroke. Read more

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AHSN/PenCHORD project - Cardiac Troponin: Diagnosing heart attacks in A&E

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

High sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in A&E – modelling the impact of implementing hs-cTn in the South West. Read more

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

Theme: PenCHORD
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 - Ophthalmology location analysis

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

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

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PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Application of simulation and queuing theory to scheduling community mental health assessment in Devon. Read more

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PenCHORD - Redesigning Stroke Pathways at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Redesigning Emergency Stroke Pathways to Maximise Thrombolysis Rates Read more

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PenCHORD - Quality impact in healthcare system change

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

To appraise a tool for quality impact assessment and carry out a review of the literature around quality definitions, measurement and comparison of subjective judgements. Read more

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PenCHORD - NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

A project to understand the current and potential future national patterns of neonatal care in England by studying location of demand and care, acuity of care, and cost of care to service providers and parents. Read more

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PenCHORD - Pathway mapping of STEP 2-4 psychological therapies in the NEW Devon area

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Working with a wide range of NHS mental health organisations based in the NEW Devon area (both providers and commissioners), this project aims to develop a pathway map of services to assist the policy making process. Read more

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Leading Plymouth University Dementia champion awarded British Empire Medal

10 June 2019

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How to improve outcomes for children and young people with long term conditions – the evidence is in

05 June 2019

Children and young people suffering with long term physical conditions can find anxiety and depression...
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Within low-income communities, use of antidepressant medication is relatively high, but current strategies tend to...
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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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