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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 - A case study of Royal Devon & Exeter waste management process and practice

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

To understand the current waste management system and how employees use the facilities to inform improvements to practice Read more

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PenCHORD - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

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

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PenCHORD - STEMI: Appropriate treatment for ST-elevation heart attacks

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

Could thrombolysis treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital lead to better outcomes for some patients who have a STEMI heart attack? Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising Polypharmacy using Agent-Based Simulation

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Can Agent-Based Simulation provide a means of modelling the behaviours of people prescribed multiple medications as they adjust their own medications? Read more

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PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Allocating patients to community teams: by GP or home location? Read more

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PenCHORD - Neonatal

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning neonatal capacity across a network of hospitals: centralisation vs. localisation Read more

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PenCHORD - Doctor First

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

GP Appointment Systems: How Much Can “Doctor First??? Help? Read more

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PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning theatre time to achieve 18 week elective targets Read more

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PenCHORD - Cornwall mental health service pathways

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

The aim of the project is to determine how Cornwall Partnership Trust can manage the process of patient care to make more effective use of in-patient facilities and avoid out-of-area referrals. Read more

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PenCHORD - Reducing A&E four hour breaches in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD
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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News

Leading Plymouth University Dementia champion awarded British Empire Medal

10 June 2019

Ian Sherriff, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at the University of Plymouth and founder member...
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How to improve outcomes for children and young people with long term conditions – the evidence is in

05 June 2019

Children and young people suffering with long term physical conditions can find anxiety and depression...
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DE-STRESS Project gains airtime on Radio 4s PM Programme

05 June 2019

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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Research Projects