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ARC BITEs

BITEs (Brokering Innovation Through Evidence) are short summaries, which aim to break down PenARC research into accessible, bite-sized pieces. These summaries highlight the main findings and impact of our research on practice, providing links and references for more in-depth information and further reading.

PenARC’s BITEs (which can be downloaded below) form part of a national library that spans the work of all 13 ARCs.

Our BITEs

  BITEs Related project pages
1. Bringing Tranexamic Acid (TXA) Into Practice Safely, Quickly and Efficiently TXA in Trauma
2. Operational Research Seeks Benefit for Stroke Victims PenCHORD - Redesigning Stroke Pathways at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
3. Differences Between Arms in Blood Pressure Readings Indicate Likelihood of Vascular Risk and Death

Hypertension

4. Research Indicates Savings Could be Made in Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Costs PenCHORD - Diabetic retinopathy screening interval assesment
5. Can vitamin D supplements be used to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in older adults? Vitamin D and Cognitive Health: the DCog Project
6. An internet-based treatment for post-natal depression Netmums
7. Communicating with disabled children and their families in hospital Hospital Communications
8. Helping Children to make Healthy Lifestyle Choices HeLP - the Healthy Lifestyles Programme
9. Interventions to improve paediatric acute care across the South West (coming soon) Paediatric Acute Care Project
10. Offender Mental Health: helping to break the cycle of reoffending Care for Offenders: Continuity Of Access (COCOA)
11. Patient Initiated Clinics AHSN/PenCLAHRC project - Patient-initiated clinics (PIC) for people with long-term conditions
12. Person-Centred Coordinated Care Person-Centred Coordinated Care (P3C)
13. STARS Supporting Teachers and Children in Schools (STARS)
14. Avoidable Acute Admissions Avoidable Acute Admissions (AAA)
15. Group singing intervention to improve wellbeing for people with aphasia

Group Singing for Aphasia

16. Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

17.

ReTrain rehabilitation programme for people who have had a stroke

ReTrain - Community-Based Rehabilitation Training After Stroke
18. Improving continence in children with neurodisabilities Improving Continence 
19. Healthy Parent Carers Healthy Parent Carers
20. Reducing delays for bladder cancer treatment in Cornwall using simulation modelling

Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

21. Supporting the improvement of mental health services in Devon and Cornwall

The Zone Icebreak Personality Disorder Pathway Redesign

22. Optimising access to urgent care in Cornwall using geographic modelling 

Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

23.  Optimising the loaction of stroke services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England

24. Poverty-related distress is on the rise, but is medical intervention the answer? DE-STRESS

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