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Staff Profile

Dr Daniel Chalk

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I work within PenCHORD – the Operational Research division of PenCLAHRC. There are two main aspects to my work. First, I lead projects that apply operational research techniques to improve healthcare services. I’ve carried out a broad range of projects for primary care and commissioners across the region, including determining the potential impact of extended diabetic retinopathy screening intervals, forecasting future levels of demand for ophthalmology services, and assessing the practical feasibility of potential changes to the fractured neck of femur pathway. I have experience of a broad range of operational techniques, such as agent-based simulation, discrete event simulation, systems dynamics modelling, Markov modelling and forecasting methods. Second, I work with the Peninsula Health Technology Commissioning Group (PHTCG) to develop models that assess the cost-effectiveness of proposed interventions, such as new drug therapies that have not been assessed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Contact by phone
01392 726081

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Operational Research, Applied Healthcare Modelling and Analysis

Projects

PenCHORD - Modelling rheumatology bottlenecks to facilitate patient-initiated clinics (PIC) rollout

PenCHORD - Torbay Cardiology Clinic Scheduling

PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

PenCHORD - Fractured neck of femur: Fast track pathway modelling

PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

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

PenCHORD - Diabetic retinopathy screening interval assesment

PenCHORD - Optimising Polypharmacy using Agent-Based Simulation

PenCHORD - Optimising the location of outpatient services in Cornwall: Phase One

PenCHORD - Optimising GP Appointment Policies at Ivybridge Health Centre

PenCHORD - Reducing A&E four hour breaches in Cornwall

PenCHORD - What are the factors that most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

PenCHORD - Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

PenCHORD - Modelling high level health and social care capacity needs in Cornwall

Publications

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased to 2 years for Type 2 diabetic patients without retinopathy?

Guidelines on glaucoma and the demand for services

Cost-effectiveness of bevacizumab for diabetic macular oedema

Fractured neck of femur patients: Rehabilitation and the acute hospital

The impact of minor injury unit closures on travel time and attendances

Which factors most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Which factors are driving increasing demand for community nursing? A qualitative System Dynamics approach

Can Agent Based Simulation be used as a tool to support polypharmacy prescribing practice?

Reducing delays in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer using simulation modelling

Cost effectiveness of collagen crosslinking for progressive keratoconus in the UK NHS

How lack of information hampers decision making in ophthalmology

A novel modelling and simulation capacity development initiative for the National Health Service

Upcoming Events

Feb
26

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room SC2.17, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Whether you are a postgraduate student, academic or researcher, you can book an appointment to speak...
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Feb
27

HEE/NIHR Pre-doctoral Clinical Academic Fellowship...

Rolle 001, University of Plymouth Main Campus

A free workshop for any allied health professionals, nurses or midwives considering applying for a...
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Calendar

News

Home-based cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure improves quality of life

11 February 2019

Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation programmes in reducing readmissions and risk of death...
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HSMA Presentation Seminar is a huge success

06 February 2019

Dr Daniel Chalk, PenCLAHRC’s Lead for the Health Services Modelling Associates (HSMA) Programme, considers the HSMA...
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Stroke patients to be admitted to hospitals with 24/7 specialist stroke care

24 January 2019

Stroke is a very serious medical emergency and expert care needs to be rapidly accessed...
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News

Research Projects

Social Prescribing - Cornwall and Plymouth Researcher in Residence

Theme: Healthy People, Healthy Environments

Evaluation work by a Researcher in Residence to assess implementation, reach, scope and acceptability of...
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ADAPT: Accelerated Design and Programme Testing

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves adapting aspects of Family Nurse Partnership, an evidence-based programme for young mothers...
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Research Projects