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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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Avoidable Acute Admissions (AAA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? Read more

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Supporting Teachers and Children in Schools (STARS)

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

What school level interventions would improve social and emotional behaviour among primary school children? Read more

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Can primary care nurse administered pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) be implemented for the prevention and treatment of urinary incontinence? Read more

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TeenTEXT

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Development of a text messaging intervention to support children and adolescents who self-harm Read more

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ReTrain

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Community-Based Rehabilitation Training After Stroke (ReTrain) Read more

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Peer Support

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

What are the benefits and costs of providing peer support to parents of disabled children? Read more

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Systematic review of patient initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics in secondary care for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions Read more

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Physical activity in outdoor natural environments vs physical activity indoors

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

A systematic review on the added physical and psychological benefits of undertaking physical activity in the natural environment compared with the benefits obtained from performing the same physical activity indoors Read more

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The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

A systematic review to clarify the effectiveness of interventions used to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions Read more

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Informing the NHS outcomes framework: what outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability?

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

The UK Government is changing the way health services are commissioned. A new NHS Outcomes Framework will be one way of assessing whether the NHS is working effectively and efficiently for patients. Read more

Upcoming Events

Jul
02

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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Jul
02

PPI Advice Clinic

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from...
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News

Professor Tamsin Ford awarded CBE for services to psychiatry

17 June 2019

Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter Medical School...
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Leading Plymouth University Dementia champion awarded British Empire Medal

10 June 2019

Ian Sherriff, Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at the University of Plymouth and founder member...
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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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News

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