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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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Care for Offenders: Continuity Of Access (COCOA)

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Offenders have a high prevalence of many health problems, particularly mental illness and substance misuse. Passage through the many elements of the criminal justice system (CJS) provides both the potential for initial access to healthcare and also the disruption of existing care. Read more

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Paediatric Acute Care Project

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Identifying interventions that are available to improve acute care for children in the South West. Read more

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Healthy Workplaces

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

Developing a programme of research around workplace health and wellbeing interventions. Read more

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VTE

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

Implementing Models of Care to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Hospital In-Patients. 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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Diabetes Intervention for Agenda Trial (DIAT)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

For patients attending an out-patient appointment in a diabetes centre, does the use of a computer-based tool designed to help identify issues for discussion in the consultation improve communication, enablement, self-management, medication use, glycaemic control and quality of life? Read more

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Vitamin D and Cognitive Health: the DCog Project

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Can vitamin D supplements be used to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in older adults? Read more

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Netmums

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

A study into the impact of an internet based treatment for post-natal depression. Read more

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Telecon-Thyroid

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Are telephone consultations safe and effective in the management of thyroid disease? Read more

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TELECON-Gynae

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Is telephone consultation an acceptable and safe method of following-up patients after urogynaecological surgery? Read more

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Job Opportunity: Senior Research Fellow PenARC

15 August 2019

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Research Fellow with expertise in qualitative...
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Job Opportunity: Implementation Science Research Associate/Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow

07 August 2019

Do you have a passion for Implementation Science, Knowledge Mobilisation and Health Research? Then we...
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'How-to' guide launched to speed up spread of ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment

31 July 2019

A 'how-to' guide to help accelerate the spread of ‘game-changing’ mechanical thrombectomy (MT) emergency treatment...
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Research Projects

Understanding stakeholders’ perspectives on implementing deprescribing in care homes (STOPPING)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

We have been awarded funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to develop...
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SAMueL – Stroke Audit Machine Learning

Theme: PenCHORD

This study aims to develop a tool for doctors to help them review and improve...
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Research Projects