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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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'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people’s sensory experiences of the natural world

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Enhancing quality of life for older people living in residential/nursing care by developing a toolkit for staff to help residents engage with nature, in collaboration with the Sensory Trust. Read more

Event title

Self-harm and Suicide in Schools

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

This six-month study includes a survey consultation with all secondary schools in South-West England and Cardiff on self-harm prevention and intervention activities, followed by a series of focus groups. Read more

Event title

PenCHORD - Review of Operational Research in scheduled and unscheduled care

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

Review and evaluation of simulation modelling work relating to Accident and Emergency departments worldwide, to create a modelling resource and guidance for clinicians. Read more

Event title

Baby Dental Care

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

This early phase study examines whether by accessing first time parents and their infants through the Family Nurse Partnership model, an intervention can be delivered to improve the oral health of children in populations at high risk of poor oral health. Read more

Event title

ShareD – Shared Decision Making in Dementia

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

ShareD is the first study to explore how people with dementia and their carers are involved in decision making in appointments. Read more

Event title

DE-STRESS

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

This study examines why and how people’s ability to cope with poverty-related issues has become increasingly pathologised, and how high levels of antidepressant prescribing and use are impacting on people’s health and wellbeing in low-income communities in South West England. Read more

Event title

Reclaiming words in everyday life: App based word retraining for people with Semantic Dementia

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

This study aims to develop an App-based version of a word retraining program used in previous research for people with Semantic Dementia. Read more

Event title

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence 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

Event title

Cancer Diagnostics Programme

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

A programme of research on cancer diagnostic tools and guidelines. Read more

Upcoming Events

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26

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room SC2.17, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher, you can book an appointment to speak...
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Feb
27

HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship...

Rolle 001, University of Plymouth Main Campus

A free workshop for any allied health professionals, nurses or midwives considering applying for a...
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News

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure improves quality of life

11 February 2019

Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in reducing readmissions and risk of death...
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HSMA Presentation Seminar is a huge success

06 February 2019

Dr Daniel Chalk, PenCLAHRC’s Lead for the Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme, considers the HSMA...
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Stroke patients to be admitted to hospitals with 24/7 specialist stroke care

24 January 2019

Stroke is a very serious medical emergency and expert care needs to be rapidly accessed...
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Research Projects

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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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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Research Projects