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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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Job Opportunity: Senior Research Fellow PenARC

15 August 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Research Fellow with expertise in qualitative...
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Job Opportunity: Implementation Science Research Associate/Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

07 August 2019

Do you have a passion for Implementation Science, Knowledge Mobilisation and Health Research? Then we...
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'How-to' guide launched to speed up spread of ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment

31 July 2019

A 'how-to' guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) emergency treatment...
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Research Projects

Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

We have been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to develop...
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SAMueL – Stroke Audit Machine Learning

Theme: PenCHORD

This study aims to develop a tool for doctors to help them review and improve...
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Research Projects