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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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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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Tier 3 Weight Groups

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

How can we best design, evaluate and implement a group-based programme for weight-management in Tier 3 obesity care? Read more

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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

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ESSEnCE: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

PenCLAHRC researchers are supporting colleagues in the Medical School on an NIHR Programme Development Grant funded project to develop and test a new improved method of nursing care. Read more

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PenCHORD - What are the factors that most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

This project sought to understand the factors that contribute most to growing levels of demand for ambulance services in South West England using a simulation modelling approach. Read more

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The Patient Safety Collaborative Evaluation Study (PiSCES)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This project aims to evaluate progress to date on the development of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Read more

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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

Upcoming Events

Jan
29

Seminar on Open Access by...

South Cloisters 3.06, St Luke’s campus with video conferencing link to MR8, John Bull Building, Plymouth and F083 in Truro

  A life with no Windows. A 12 month exploration into living in an Open Science...
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Feb
06

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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Partner In Focus - South West Academic Health Science Network

17 January 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Members of PenCHORD team makes switch to Open Source working

15 December 2017

Members of PenCLAHRC's operational research team, PenCHORD, have been working towards transferring their work to Free Open Source Software (FOSS). Dr...
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Using Implementation Science to drive health care change: The ASPIC project

14 December 2017

Understanding how to put effective health care into practice is an important part of the...
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Research Projects

Parent-to-Parent Support Interventions for Parents of Babies Cared for in a Neonatal unit (PaReNt)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence of parent to parent support interventions for...
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Improving the Experience of Care for People with Dementia in Hospital (ACEDEM)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Can we improve the experience of care for people with dementia in hospital? A synthesis...
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Research Projects