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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 - Integrating Muscular Skeletal therapy services in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske (RCHT) and Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust (CPFT) have been operating separate outpatient services for Muscular Skeletal therapy and there is now a process of integration to operate the two services together. Read more

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PenCHORD - Fractured neck of femur: Fast track pathway modelling

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Has the reduction in pre-operative waiting time for fractured neck of femur patients led to increased independence in patient outcomes? Read more

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PenCHORD - Modelling Radiographer-led discharge at Yeovil District Hospital

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Modelling the pathway for minor injuries at Yeovil District Hospital to visualise the workflow and to evaluate the impact of introducing radiographer-led discharge from A&E. Read more

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PenCHORD - Chest Pain Diagnosis - Costs and Consequences

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Providing a tool to aid evaluation of changes to a chest pain diagnostic pathway. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of outpatient services in Cornwall: Phase One

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

This project seeks to determine the optimum configuration for outpatient services across Cornwall. Read more

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PenCHORD - A pilot of an out of hours telephony service for mental health enquiries

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

Devon Partnership Trust is currently piloting an out of hours telephony system for mental health enquiries. This project is modelling the system to ensure it can support the expected increases in demand over time. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising GP Appointment Policies at Ivybridge Health Centre

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

This project explored the potential impact of three different GP appointment scheduling policies on waiting times and continuity of care at Ivybridge Health Centre. Read more

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PenCHORD - DECODE: Modelling the impact of a dementia triage system on Exeter memory clinic waiting times

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Investigating the impact of the DECODE dementia triage system on patient waiting times for assessment at the Exeter, North Devon and South Devon memory clinics. Read more

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PenCHORD - Diabetic retinopathy screening interval assesment

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased from annually to every two years for Type 2 diabetic patients without risk of increased retinopathy? 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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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

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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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