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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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The Zone - Icebreak Personality Disorder Pathway Redesign.

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
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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Care Under Pressure

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’ mental ill health and its impacts on the clinical workforce and patient care. Read more

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PenCHORD: Evaluation of the PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associates programme (EmMA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This evaluation (EmMA) provides an independent and qualitative review of the first iteration of the PenCHORD Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme. Read more

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Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health of children and young people with long term physical health conditions and to explore the factors that may enhance, or limit, the beneficial delivery of such interventions. Read more

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Cognitive Monitoring in Planned Arthroplasty Surgery Study (CoMPASS)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

SWARM are developing a study looking at post-operative cognitive dysfunction (POCD). In an initial feasibility study, patients will have cognitive testing before and after their operation. SWARM have also teamed up with primary care researchers (led by the PenCRN Primary Care team) to perform cognitive testing in a parallel group of similar patients who are not subjected to surgery. Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
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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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public recognise and respond to possible suicidal intent in a public setting. Read more

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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at Derriford Hospital. Read more

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PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

PenCHORD worked with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to understand the resources needed to streamline the flow of patients through the stroke care pathway. Read more

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PenCHORD - STEMI: Appropriate treatment for ST-elevation heart attacks

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

Could thrombolysis treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital lead to better outcomes for some patients who have a STEMI heart attack? Read more

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News

Collaborative Action for the Delivery of Effective Person-Centred Coordinated Care

27 November 2017

A paper published in the journal Health Research Policy and Systems, reports on a tactic...
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Research Hopes to Improve Dental Visits for Children with Autism

21 November 2017

  Inspired by her own experience as a mum to child with autism, a dental hygienist...
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New Study Underpins the Future of Person Centred Care

15 November 2017

Health provision is moving away from disease-based models to person centred delivery. This study addresses...
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News

Research Projects

The Zone - Icebreak Personality Disorder Pathway Redesign.

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The aim of this project will be to assess the impact of a new treatment...
Read more

Care Under Pressure

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’ mental ill health and its impacts on...
Read more

Research Projects