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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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'My Nature' - Supporting healthcare professionals to improve older people’s sensory experiences of the natural world

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Enhancing quality of life for older people living in residential/nursing care by developing a toolkit for staff to help residents engage with nature, in collaboration with the Sensory Trust. Read more

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(DiScOVer) - Dynamic Splinting of Vertebral fractures

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Can dynamic orthotics/bracing reduce pain, and improve function, confidence and wellbeing in people with osteoporotic vertebral fractures? Read more

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A new model of prescribing for multi-morbid patients taking multiple prescribed medications

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

In multi morbid patients taking multiple prescribed medications, can a new model of prescribing reduce treatment burden and optimise individually appropriate medicine? Read more

Event title

A systematic review of physical activity for alcohol and substance use disorders: evidence synthesis with stakeholder engagement to formulate practical recommendations

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

A systematic review examining the evidence for the efficacy of physical activity interventions for alcohol and substance use disorders with input from stakeholders. Read more

Event title

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

A systematic review of the health and well-being impacts of school gardening: synthesis of quantitative and qualitative evidence Read more

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AHSN/PenCHORD project - Achieving step change in the emergency stroke pathway across the South West peninsula

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

A project looking to reduce stroke-related disability in the South West by accelerating the real-world implementation of clinical evidence for thrombolysis treatment after acute ischaemic stroke. Read more

Event title

AHSN/PenCHORD project - Cardiac Troponin: Diagnosing heart attacks in A&E

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

High sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in A&E – modelling the impact of implementing hs-cTn in the South West. Read more

Event title

AHSN/PenCLAHRC Project - Analysing implementation in Acute Stroke and Patient Initiated Clinics (ASPIC)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

Understanding the implementation and improvement process, including barriers and facilitators, to achieving the spread of desired changes in healthcare practice. Read more

Event title

AHSN/PenCLAHRC project - Patient-initiated clinics (PIC) for people with long-term conditions

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Programme of work looking at the implementation and evaluation of patient-initiated clinics (PIC). Read more

Event title

Antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

A systematic review of antipsychotic prescribing in people with dementia resident in care homes 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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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...
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Care Under Pressure

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

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