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PenARC

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) South West Peninsula - or PenARC - undertakes high-quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and supports the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS.

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  • COVID-19 Resources

    PenARC have collated a list of useful COVID-19 related resources for researchers. Find them here
  • Police Service Modelling Associates

    Our groundbreaking scheme to support evidence-based policing launches. Read more.
  • 10 Years of PenCLAHRC

    As 2019 drew to a close we looked back at 10 incredible years of applied health research. Read more.
  • Helping the NHS make informed decisions

    Deputy Director Ken Stein discusses the ways PenCHORD research has informed decision making within the NHS.
  • puzzle between fingers in sunlight

    Goodbye PenCLAHRC, Hello PenARC

    A new era of health research begins in the southwest! Read more.

What We Do

Research

We are committed to supporting and conducting high-quality applied health research that addresses the real concerns of patients and clinicians across the South West.

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Capacity Building

We work across the South West to increase capacity to use and generate research evidence through the provision of a range of training opportunities for clinicians and researchers.

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Involvement

Our innovative approach to involvement seeks to embed meaningful patient and public involvement and engagement into everything we do.

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Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

10 March 2020

A collaboration between researchers has resulted in a clearer understanding of how to address the...

PenARC welcomes new PhD students

PenARC welcomes new PhD students

18 February 2020

Our PhD studentships are linked to PenARC project and priority areas and are an important...

Groundbreaking role for operational research in NHS decision-making

Groundbreaking role for operational research in NHS decision-making

12 February 2020

A pioneering collaboration between PenARC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has led to...

Events View all

Apr
16

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: Following advice issued to all University of Exeter staff on Monday 16th March to work...
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Apr
21

PPI Advice Clinic - POSTPONED

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

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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Apr
28

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: Following advice issued to all University of Exeter staff on Monday 16th March to work...
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