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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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ExPERT - Exeter Policing, Evidence and Research Translation

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

The ExPERT project is helping to build evidence-based practice into policing across Devon and Cornwall. Read more

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MBCT-YP: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to prevent relapse in young people

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Is mindfulness based cognitive behaviour therapy (MBCT) effective in maintaining recovery and relapse prevention among young people who have been treated for emotional disorder? Read more

Event title

From programme theory to logic models for Multispecialty Community Providers: A realist evidence synthesis

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This study will address the problem of producing evidence-based logic models to inform the formation and early operation of Multispecialty Community Providers (MCPs) - patient-centred networks which aim to improve the coordination of hospital with family doctors’ care and social services. Read more

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STRENGTHEN - Firm Foundations for Health and Wellbeing

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

Improving health for those under community supervision, with the support of a Health Trainer. Read more

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PenCHORD - Integrating Muscular Skeletal therapy services in Cornwall

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske (RCHT) and Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust (CPFT) have been operating separate outpatient services for Muscular Skeletal therapy and there is now a process of integration to operate the two services together. Read more

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Using pharmacogenetics testing to identify monogenic diabetes earlier (The UNITED project)

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

During this project, the research team evaluated the cost-effectiveness of different strategies to identify those individuals with monogenic diabetes (who are often misdiagnosed) and change their treatment to that which is more appropriate. Read more

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A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

A systematic review examining the evidence for the efficacy of physical activity interventions for alcohol and substance use disorders with input from stakeholders. Read more

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PRO-GROUP: ImPROving GROUP treatment for people with severe obesity

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This research programme investigates current service designs and interventions for the management of people with severe obesity, and seeks to identify patients’ needs and goals from treatment. Read more

Event title

Interventions to improve antimicrobial prescribing of doctors in training (IMPACT) - a realist review

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

The research team are conducting a realist review to understand how interventions to change antimicrobial prescribing behaviours of doctors in training produce their effects. Read more

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TARS – Trial of physical Activity and Reduction of Smoking

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) will lead a national study to test the effectiveness of new support to help smokers who want to reduce but not quit. Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun
28

Search Advice Clinic for Systematic...

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes 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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Jul
03

PPI Advice Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters

Patient and Public Involvement Clinic What? These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC PPI Team manage and respond...
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News

New research will evaluate ways to improve continence for disabled children

21 June 2018

Learning to manage going to the toilet independently is an important milestone in child development....
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Hypnosis may help reduce distress of cancer treatment in children

19 June 2018

Hypnosis could help to reduce the fear of medical procedures in children and young people...
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Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

15 June 2018

The University of Plymouth are looking to recruit a Research Fellow (Information Specialist) within PenCLAHRC. The key purpose of...
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Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects