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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 - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

PenCHORD - Doctor First

PenCHORD - Neonatal

PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

PenCHORD - Mapping and reconfiguration of hyperacute stroke services in Wales

PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

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

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

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

PenCHORD - Torbay and South Devon stroke care

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

PenCHORD - Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England

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

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

Involving patients and the public in healthcare operational research

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

Sep
27

Searching and Review Clinic

Room N14, ITTC Building, Plymouth

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Nov
16

Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey

  SAVE THE DATE Making Sense of Health Research Annual Conference 16th November 2018 You are invited to attend...
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Calendar

News

The NHS turns 70: Celebrating public involvement in health research

05 July 2018

On Thursday 5th July 2018, the NHS turned 70 years old. Since its inception, the NHS has constantly...
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Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Events and Training Coordinator

28 June 2018

The University of Exeter Medical School are looking to recruit an Events and Training Coordinator within...
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Clinician-led research to inform new guidance for therapists

26 June 2018

The results of a clinician-led study will inform a new evidence based guide for therapists...
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News

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