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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 - Mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales

Theme: PenCHORD
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: 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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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: PenCHORD
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: PenCHORD
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: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

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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Body Sensor Network and Parkinson's Disease Study

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

New technology to help detect early signs of Parkinson's disease. Read more

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Social Prescribing - Effective Mechanisms for Social Prescribing

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

Social prescribing to improve health and well-being: a realist review 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

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Children and young people suffering with long term physical conditions can find anxiety and depression...
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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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