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Staff Profile

Dr Mike Allen

Senior Modeller

Kath Maguire

My research interests are in the application of computer simulation modelling to improving the quality and efficiency of health systems. Projects have included whole hospital bed modelling, mental health referral systems, labour ward staffing, operating theatre throughput, surgical referral-to-treatment waiting times, community nurse travel distances, neonatal network capacity, and ambulance handover in emergency departments.

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Contact by phone
01392 726080

Employed by
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of expertise
Simulation Modelling

Projects

PenCHORD - Mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales

PenCHORD - Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England

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

PenCHORD - SCN urgent care review: Modelling provision for stroke and cardiac services in the South West region

PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

PenCHORD - NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England

PenCHORD - STEMI: Appropriate treatment for ST-elevation heart attacks

PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

PenCHORD - Neonatal

PenCHORD - Doctor First

PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

PenCHORD - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

Publications

Providing one-to-one care in labour. Analysis of 'Birthrate Plus' labour ward staffing in real and simulated labour ward environments

Right cot, right place, right time: improving the design and organisation of neonatal care networks

Feasibility of a hyper-acute stroke unit model of care across England: a modelling analysis

Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England: A modelling study

Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England: A modelling study

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research - the challenges and opportunities

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research

A framework to accelerate simulation studies of hyperacute stroke systems

A framework to accelerate simulation studies of hyperacute stroke systems

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? A mixed-methods study of four acute hospitals.

Upcoming Events

Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, TQ11 0EG

Please note that the conference is now fully booked. If you would like to be...
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Nov
22

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth (Cafe area: please go to Reception on arrival where a member of the team will meet you)

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

£2.7m study to focus on dementia support workers in primary care

25 October 2018

A new study is investigating how to introduce dementia support workers into GP surgeries, with...
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‘Floundering without support’ – a dementia carer’s story on why new research is vital

25 October 2018

Dorothy Tudor has cared for her partner Bob since he was diagnosed with dementia seven...
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What is the recipe for a successful relationship and how should we teach school children?

22 October 2018

The Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) Education Association recommend that school children are taught about sex and relationships during their schooling years. Despite...
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News

Research Projects

D-PACT: Dementia - Person Aligned Care Team

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

The Dementia – PACT (D-PACT) programme is a five-year project, funded by a National Institute...
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PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

Theme: PenCHORD

This project aimed to assess the optimal number and location of sites for patients to...
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Research Projects