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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

Feb
05

PPI Advice Clinic

Exeter (South Cloisters, St Luke’s)

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Mar
05

PPI Advice Clinic

Exeter (South Cloisters, St Luke’s)

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News

Helping ‘underperforming’ doctors get back up to scratch – review to explore medical remediation

15 January 2019

Estimates suggest that 6% of doctors in the hospital workforce may be performing below the...
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Study finds that probiotics can help improve pain experienced by children with recurrent abdominal pain

10 January 2019

PenCLAHRC researchers have published further findings from their review of the use of probiotics for...
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Research instrumental in securing £8 million funding for new hospital mental health ward

09 January 2019

Researchers who specialise in optimising health services worked with health trusts to produce evidence that...
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News

Research Projects

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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Early Learning Communities

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

The research involves a review of the international evidence on how to promote the school...
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Research Projects