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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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CATCh-uS

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Children and adolescents with ADHD in transition between children’s services and adult services (CATCh-uS) Read more

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What is the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for teachers?

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

This project is looking at the use of mindfulness-based interventions for teachers Read more

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PenCHORD - Mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Project developing service maps and profiles of hyperacute and acute stroke service configuration across Wales. Read more

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A new model of prescribing for multi-morbid patients taking multiple prescribed medications

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

In multi morbid patients taking multiple prescribed medications, can a new model of prescribing reduce treatment burden and optimise individually appropriate medicine? Read more

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Mapping Community Rapid Intervention Services (CRIS)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

This project mapped rapid intervention services aimed at avoiding acute admissions, to meet a gap in knowledge of current health systems in the South West region. Read more

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PenCHORD - NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

A project to understand the current and potential future national patterns of neonatal care in England by studying location of demand and care, acuity of care, and cost of care to service providers and parents. Read more

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PenCHORD - Quality impact in healthcare system change

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

To appraise a tool for quality impact assessment and carry out a review of the literature around quality definitions, measurement and comparison of subjective judgements. Read more

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PenCHORD - HepFree: Chronic viral hepatitis in ethnic minorities - strategies to prevent the predicted increase in mortality

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This research is aimed at finding better ways to test and treat people from ethnic minorities for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. PenCHORD’s work programme will focus on whether screening immigrants at early stages would be cost effective for the NHS. Read more

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Dissemination and implementation in dementia care

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Despite the growing list of things that we know can be done to improve dementia care, research findings do not always translate into practice. This project, funded by the Alzheimer’s Society, will directly address this issue by conducting a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative evidence. Read more

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Understanding the impacts of Ménières disease in everyday life

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Understanding how people experience and adapt to Ménière’s within their everyday lives Read more

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PenCLAHRC Health Service Modelling Associates...

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PPI Advice Clinic

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News

Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in new government-funded research centre

21 March 2017

The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings, wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health...
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Outcome of research prioritisation round 2016/17

20 March 2017

The research prioritisation process has been running since PenCLAHRC first formed in 2008 and is...
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Policing research partnership brings lasting impact

17 March 2017

A collaborative study between the University of Exeter and Devon and Cornwall Police has fostered...
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Research Projects

PenCHORD: Streamlining Pre-operative Assessments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Developing a simulation model of the potential impact of new NICE guidelines on pre-operative assessment...
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Research Projects