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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 - 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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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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SW AHSN/PenCHORD project - Achieving step change in the emergency stroke pathway across the South West peninsula

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

A project looking to reduce stroke-related disability in the South West by accelerating the real-world implementation of clinical evidence for thrombolysis treatment after acute ischaemic stroke. Read more

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SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC project - Patient-initiated clinics (PIC) for people with long-term conditions

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Programme of work looking at the implementation and evaluation of patient-initiated clinics (PIC). Read more

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Engager

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release. Read more

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Hospital Communications

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Would a parent-delivered programme of training for paediatric ward staff improve the effectiveness of communication with disabled children and their parents in hospitals? Read more

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Treatment Resistant Depression

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Review and identify concept of treatment resistant depression and explore characteristics of patients with different life courses and outcomes of depression. Read more

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Evaluating Stepped Care for Depression

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Evaluating Stepped Care Delivery of Psychological Therapy for Depression Read more

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C.difficile

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Complete

Exploring the potential for the development of a DNA diagnostic for Clostridium difficile to indicate probability of relapse. Read more

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Cardiac Reviews of Tests and Training (CaRoTT)

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Complete

A series of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies on diagnostic tests used in cardiovascular diseases. Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun
04

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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13

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