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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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Using pharmacogenetics testing to identify monogenic diabetes earlier (The UNITED project)

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

During this project, the research team evaluated the cost-effectiveness of different strategies to identify those individuals with monogenic diabetes (who are often misdiagnosed) and change their treatment to that which is more appropriate. Read more

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A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

A systematic review examining the evidence for the efficacy of physical activity interventions for alcohol and substance use disorders with input from stakeholders. Read more

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Tier 3 Weight Groups

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

How can we best design, evaluate and implement a group-based programme for weight-management in Tier 3 obesity care? Read more

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Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training (IMPACT) - a realist review

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

The research team are conducting a realist review to understand how interventions to change antimicrobial prescribing behaviours of doctors in training produce their effects. Read more

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TARS – Trial of physical Activity and Reduction of Smoking

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) will lead a national study to test the effectiveness of new support to help smokers who want to reduce but not quit. Read more

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ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

PenCLAHRC researchers are supporting colleagues in the Medical School on an NIHR Programme Development Grant funded project to develop and test a new improved method of nursing care. Read more

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PenCHORD - What are the factors that most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

This project sought to understand the factors that contribute most to growing levels of demand for ambulance services in South West England using a simulation modelling approach. Read more

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The Patient Safety Collaborative Evaluation Study (PiSCES)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This project aims to evaluate progress to date on the development of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Read more

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PenCHORD - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

PenCHORD will conduct the cost-effectiveness component of an NIHR RfPB funded project, led by Queen Marys University London, which looks at the use of new diagnostic procedures for Hepatitis B in children and young adults. Read more

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

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
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

Upcoming Events

Mar
30

PenCLAHRC Health Service Modelling Associates...

G18 Medical School Building - St Lukes Campus - Exeter EX1 1TE

This event is being arranged by the PenCHORD team to showcase the work of the...
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Apr
05

PPI Advice Clinic

Plymouth, ITTC Building (PL6 8BX)

Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and Public Involvement to creating a PPI...
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News

Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in new government-funded research centre

21 March 2017

The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings, wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health...
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Outcome of research prioritisation round 2016/17

20 March 2017

The research prioritisation process has been running since PenCLAHRC first formed in 2008 and is...
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Policing research partnership brings lasting impact

17 March 2017

A collaborative study between the University of Exeter and Devon and Cornwall Police has fostered...
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News

Research Projects

PenCHORD: Streamlining Pre-operative Assessments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Developing a simulation model of the potential impact of new NICE guidelines on pre-operative assessment...
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Research Projects