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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research and provides the people, facilities and technology that enables research to thrive.
NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.
The NIHR ARC South West Peninsula (also known as PenARC) is one of 15 ARCs across England, part of a £135 million investment by the NIHR to improve the health and care of patients and the public. We are a partnership of NHS Trusts and Local Authorities across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset, plus the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.
PenARC has three key objectives:
1. To increase the volume and quality of patient-focused research in the South West
2. To improve health outcomes by more effective use of evidence to drive health services
3. To increase capacity within the health economy to use and generate evidence
Our model of partnership working across the whole research and practice continuum aims to address both the much discussed research-into-practice gap and the equally important practice-into-research gap.
PenARC research falls under five main themes, each with its own academic lead. Details of current and completed projects can be found on the Research and Projects pages.
|Complex Care||Professor Richard Byng|
|Dementia||Professor Linda Clare|
|Mental Health||Professor Chris Dickens|
|Public Health||Professor Ken Stein|
|Methods for Research and Improvement|
18 February 2020
Our PhD studentships are linked to PenARC project and priority
areas and are an important...
12 February 2020
A pioneering collaboration between PenARC and University Hospitals
Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has led to...
10 February 2020
(L to R: Tanya Hynd, Dr Kristin Liabo, Professor Nicky Britten,
Kate Boddy, Dr Emma...
Theme: ARC - Public Health
This project aims to improve the happiness and wellbeing of care
home residents through building...
Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement