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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 - Fractured neck of femur: Fast track pathway modelling

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Has the reduction in pre-operative waiting time for fractured neck of femur patients led to increased independence in patient outcomes? Read more

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PenCHORD - Diabetic retinopathy screening interval assesment

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased from annually to every two years for Type 2 diabetic patients without risk of increased retinopathy? Read more

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PenCHORD - QEIA tool validation and improvement

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

To appraise a tool for quality impact assessment, carry out a review of the literature, scope out and plan specific research studies and begin the further development of the Quality Equality Impact Assessment (QEIA) tool Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising Polypharmacy using Agent-Based Simulation

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Can Agent-Based Simulation provide a means of modelling the behaviours of people prescribed multiple medications as they adjust their own medications? Read more

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Physical Activity in Older Adults

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

What are the factors that influence older adults’ engagement in exercise and physical activity? An evidence synthesis of qualitative research and mapping of quantitative reviews Read more

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PenCHORD - Modelling Radiographer-led discharge at Yeovil District Hospital

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Modelling the pathway for minor injuries at Yeovil District Hospital to visualise the workflow and to evaluate the impact of introducing radiographer-led discharge from A&E. Read more

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Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in school settings

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Non-pharmacological interventions for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) delivered in school settings: a systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research Read more

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C2 - Connecting Communities

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

Research and Delivery of the Connecting Communities (C2) Programme; creating the conditions to transform neighbourhoods in areas of high disadvantage Read more

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Dementia Education for Health and Social Care Staff

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

A Delphi consultation exercise to develop a set of high-level criteria to be used in dementia education by educational commissioners across the full range of their commissioned programmes. Read more

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Shared Care

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Using realist review methods to understand the cost-effectiveness of models of service delivery: explaining shared care for long-term conditions. Read more

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Dr Nick Axford appointed as Associate Professor

21 April 2017

Dr Nick Axford joins PenCLAHRC this week as Associate Professor in Health Services and will...
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Want to stay mentally healthy in older age? Stimulate your brain in early life

20 April 2017

Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education...
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10 April 2017

The University of Exeter Medical School is seeking a Trial Manager to take a lead...
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Research Projects

Comprehensive Mouth Care and Post-operative Pneumonia (CUPPA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

A pilot study to see if comprehensive mouth-care reduces the incidence of post-operative pneumonia in...
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Changing Agendas on Sleep, Treatment and Learning in Epilepsy - A long term condition of children (CASTLE)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCRU and the Evidence Synthesis Team are working with families, charities and health professionals specialising...
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Research Projects