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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- 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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PenCHORD - Mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Project developing service maps and profiles of hyperacute and acute stroke service configuration across Wales. Read more

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PenCHORD - Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

PenCHORD have performed geographic modelling to help inform roll-out of endovascular thrombectomy, a ground-breaking new treatment for severe stroke. Read more

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PenCHORD - North Devon Thrombolysis Pathway: Bottleneck Analysis

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

What are the bottlenecks that reduce thrombolysis rates at North Devon district hospital? Read more

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PenCHORD - Review of Operational Research in scheduled and unscheduled care

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

Review and evaluation of simulation modelling work relating to Accident and Emergency departments worldwide, to create a modelling resource and guidance for clinicians. Read more

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PenCHORD - Streamlining Pre-operative Assessments at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

Developing a simulation model of the potential impact of new NICE guidelines on pre-operative assessment (POA) at the RCHT, and assessing whether advance knowledge of patients' ASA scores could make the POA process more efficient. Read more

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PenCHORD - HepFree: Chronic viral hepatitis in ethnic minorities - strategies to prevent the predicted increase in mortality

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

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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PenCHORD - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

PenCHORD will conduct the cost-effectiveness component of an NIHR RfPB funded project, led by Queen Marys University London, which looks at the use of new diagnostic procedures for Hepatitis B in children and young adults. 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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SW 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

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Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

15 June 2018

The University of Plymouth are looking to recruit a Research Fellow (Information Specialist) within PenCLAHRC. The key purpose of...
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PenCHORD: Helping the NHS make informed decisions using operational research

04 June 2018

Deputy Director of PenCLAHRC, Professor Ken Stein, and Director of PenCHORD, Professor Martin Pitt, have...
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EST workshop collaboration with CLAHRC North Thames

29 May 2018

Members of the Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) have recently travelled to London to collaborate with...
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Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects