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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

Mar
26

Searching and Review Clinic

South Cloisters 1.47, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Mar
28

Qualitative Research Advice Clinic for...

South Cloisters Room CH 1.13 College House, 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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News

Persistent sore throat could be larynx cancer warning

18 March 2019

A study of more than 800 patients diagnosed with cancer of the larynx has found...
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Child anxiety could be factor in school absences, research concludes

28 February 2019

New Exeter Medical School research, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Wellcome Trust, has found a...
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Partner in focus – Livewell Southwest

22 February 2019

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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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