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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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Volunteering for Health

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

Is volunteering a public health intervention? A systematic review and meta analysis of the health and survival of volunteers. Read more

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The Care Home Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project (CHIK-P)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) for depression with chronic physical health problems

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Is MBCT feasible and acceptable to people with depression and chronic physical health problems? Read more

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NeuroCoRe

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Development of the ACEmobile dementia assessment app. Read more

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Health Care Quality for an Active Later Life

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

How successful have we been in England at preventing disease and disability in later life? How well are we delivering high quality medical treatments for the common disabling diseases of later life? How effective are these treatments, given that many have not been tested in randomised trials in older people? 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 - North Devon Thrombolysis Pathway: Bottleneck Analysis

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

What are the bottlenecks that reduce thrombolysis rates at North Devon district hospital? Read more

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Hypertension

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Complete

Development of a programme of work examining the organisation of hypertension care and the significance of an inter-arm blood pressure difference Read more

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Group Singing for Aphasia

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Can group singing help long term aphasia? Read more

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Diabetic Footcare

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Implementing a structured training package to be delivered by a multidisciplinary team to people with Type 2 diabetes within 3 months of being identified as high risk of foot ulcers 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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Jun
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