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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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What is the effectiveness of mindfulness-based interventions for teachers?

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

This project is looking at the use of mindfulness-based interventions for teachers Read more

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

Theme: Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

A systematic review of the peer support interventions available for the parents of disabled children Read more

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VTE

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

Implementing Models of Care to Prevent Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) in Hospital In-Patients. Read more

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Volunteering for Health

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

Is volunteering a public health intervention? A systematic review and meta analysis of the health and survival of volunteers. Read more

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Vitamin D and Cognitive Health: the DCog Project

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Can vitamin D supplements be used to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in older adults? Read more

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Using pharmacogenetics testing to identify monogenic diabetes earlier (The UNITED project)

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

During this project, the research team evaluated the cost-effectiveness of different strategies to identify those individuals with monogenic diabetes (who are often misdiagnosed) and change their treatment to that which is more appropriate. Read more

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UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

Is it possible to reduce unnecessary Thyroid Function Test biochemistry requests? 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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TXA in Trauma

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Implementation of Tranexamic Acid for trauma patients across the South West. Read more

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Treatment Resistant Depression Delphi Project

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

This work arose following a consensus meeting to establish PenCLAHRC priorities in mental health. Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun
29

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.35)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Jul
13

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth Science Park (Room N14)

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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News

Starting school young can put child wellbeing at risk

22 June 2017

New research, supported by PenCLAHRC, has shown that the youngest pupils in each school year...
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Carers speak about helping to shape research and education

16 June 2017

Carers have spoken about the value of sharing their experiences with students and researchers at...
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Older adults under-referred for mental health therapies

06 June 2017

A large research study from the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter, supported by PenCLAHRC, has...
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News

Research Projects

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

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at...
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PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

PenCHORD worked with Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to understand the resources needed...
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Research Projects