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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 - Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

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

Theme: PenCHORD
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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PenCHORD - Modelling high level health and social care capacity needs in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

This project aims to model the high-level flows from arrival at the Emergency Department to discharge, transfer or step down in Cornwall. The aim is to identify how increased capacity in various aspects of the health and social care system could help to improve flow throughout the system, and reduce bed blocking. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to access urgent and emergency care in Cornwall. The project fed into “Shaping Our Future” - the NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

This project would seek to assess how changing the length of clinic slots and / or carving out slots for more complex patients could help to reduce waiting times for a plastic surgery clinic at Derriford Hospital. Read more

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PenCHORD - The Zone Icebreak Personality Disorder Pathway Redesign

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

The aim of this project will be to assess the impact of a new treatment pathway on The Zone’s waiting times and resource requirements. Read more

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SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC Project - Analysing implementation in Acute Stroke and Patient Initiated Clinics (ASPIC)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Understanding the implementation and improvement process, including barriers and facilitators, to achieving the spread of desired changes in healthcare practice. Read more

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

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

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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Leading Plymouth University Dementia champion awarded British Empire Medal

10 June 2019

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How to improve outcomes for children and young people with long term conditions – the evidence is in

05 June 2019

Children and young people suffering with long term physical conditions can find anxiety and depression...
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Within low-income communities, use of antidepressant medication is relatively high, but current strategies tend to...
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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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