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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 - Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

We will build a simulation model of the muscle-invasive bladder cancer pathway at Royal Cornwall Hospital in order to identify bottlenecks, and test potential changes to the pathway to reduce the time from a patient’s referral to definitive treatment. Read more

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

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

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

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PenCHORD - Reducing A&E four hour breaches in Cornwall

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Simulation modelling will be undertaken to determine optimum resource configurations that reduce the probability of four hour breaches at Royal Cornwall Hospital A & E Department. Read more

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FRESH AIR International Research Programme

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

This study addresses the problem of chronic lung disease in resource poor settings. Read more

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PenCHORD - SCN urgent care review: Modelling provision for stroke and cardiac services in the South West region

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

This modelling project, undertaken for the Strategic Clinical Network urgent care review, has examined the expected impact of centralising stroke and heart attack services in the mixed urban/rural communities of the South West. Read more

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PenCHORD - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Can the capacity of the Cornwall acute/rehab stroke system be improved by ring-fencing beds? Read more

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The use of Tranexamic Acid in Hip Fracture Surgery (HipFrac TXA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Does treatment with tranexamic acid (TXA) prior to operation improve the outcome for elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery? Read more

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Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health of children and young people with long term physical health conditions and to explore the factors that may enhance, or limit, the beneficial delivery of such interventions. Read more

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PDSAFE - Preventing falls among people with Parkinson's

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Is novel, home-based physiotherapy programme, effective and cost-effective, compared with usual care, on falls amongst people with Parkinson's? Read more

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Person-Centred Coordinated Care (P3C)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Achieving better outcomes for patients and improved efficiency for health and care economies 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