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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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Early Learning Communities

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

The research involves a review of the international evidence on how to promote the school readiness of young children growing up in poverty, and consultation with practitioners, system leaders and families in four Early Learning Communities. Together, these will contribute to the development of a toolkit for Save the Children staff and partners to inform the co-design of effective local early learning systems. Read more

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Effectiveness of interventions to reduce ordering of thyroid function tests: a systematic review

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

Is it possible to reduce unnecessary Thyroid Function Test biochemistry requests? Read more

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Effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

A systematic review of the effectiveness of mealtime interventions in elderly people living in residential care Read more

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Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness based cognitive therapy in vascular disease: A systematic review of randomised controlled trials Read more

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Effectiveness of TNFa inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

A systematic review of the effectiveness of TNFα inhibitors to reduce depression in chronic physical illness Read more

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Effects of animals on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

A review that aims to synthesise the available evidence on the impact of animals on those living in residential care and on care home life. Read more

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End of Life Advance Care Planning Study (ELAPS)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

What do clinicians perceive as the challenges in discussing end of life care with patients, and how do they tackle these challenges? Read more

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Engager

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release. 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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Evaluating Stepped Care for Depression

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Evaluating Stepped Care Delivery of Psychological Therapy for Depression Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun
04

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's 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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Jun
13

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 2.35, St Luke's 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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News

Publication of findings from the National Survey of Local NHS Innovation and Research Needs

20 May 2019

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that...
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‘Robopets’ may be beneficial for care home residents

15 May 2019

Robotic pets that respond to human interaction can benefit the health and wellbeing of older...
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2019 PhD Studentships Announced

10 May 2019

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care...
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Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Understanding what works in, and supporting provision of, nature - based therapeutic interventions for people with an identifiable mental illness

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

We have been awarded funding from DEFRA to identify what works in the use of...
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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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Research Projects