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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 - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

PenCHORD will conduct the cost-effectiveness component of an NIHR RfPB funded project, led by Queen Marys University London, which looks at the use of new diagnostic procedures for Hepatitis B in children and young adults. Read more

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PenCHORD - Pathway mapping of STEP 2-4 psychological therapies in the NEW Devon area

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Working with a wide range of NHS mental health organisations based in the NEW Devon area (both providers and commissioners), this project aims to develop a pathway map of services to assist the policy making process. Read more

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PenCHORD - Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

We will build a simulation model of the muscle-invasive bladder cancer pathway at Royal Cornwall Hospital in order to identify bottlenecks, and test potential changes to the pathway to reduce the time from a patient’s referral to definitive treatment. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of outpatient services in Cornwall: Phase One

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

This project seeks to determine the optimum configuration for outpatient services across Cornwall. Read more

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PenCHORD - Reducing A&E four hour breaches in Cornwall

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
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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FRESH AIR International Research Programme

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

This study addresses the problem of chronic lung disease in resource poor settings. Read more

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PenCHORD - SCN urgent care review: Modelling provision for stroke and cardiac services in the South West region

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

This modelling project, undertaken for the Strategic Clinical Network urgent care review, has examined the expected impact of centralising stroke and heart attack services in the mixed urban/rural communities of the South West. Read more

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PenCHORD - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

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

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The use of Tranexamic Acid in Hip Fracture Surgery (HipFrac TXA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Does treatment with tranexamic acid (TXA) prior to operation improve the outcome for elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery? Read more

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Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health of children and young people with long term physical health conditions and to explore the factors that may enhance, or limit, the beneficial delivery of such interventions. Read more

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Making Sense of Health Research...

Room 1.24 South Cloisters - University of Exeter - St Lukes Campus

An introduction to making sense of evidence Introduction to Making Sense of Evidence During this talk a...
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Frailty: Recent clinical advances and...

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Partner in Focus - South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

24 July 2017

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Study reveals that exclusion from school can trigger long-term psychiatric illness

21 July 2017

Excluding children from school may lead to long-term psychiatric problems and psychological distress, a study...
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PenCLAHRC's take on social prescribing in BMJ Opinion

19 July 2017

Social prescribing has the potential to address many of the factors that perpetuate illness, decrease...
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Research Projects

PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

This project would seek to assess how changing the length of clinic slots and /...
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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public...
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Research Projects