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Archive for June, 2014

Launch of joint South West AHSN/PenCLAHRC research projects

Posted on June 30th 2014
in Project update

Patient in hospital bed

PenCLAHRC is pleased to announce, in conjunction with the South West Academic Health Science Network (AHSN), the launch of three collaborative research projects.

These projects, funded by the AHSN and undertaken jointly with PenCLAHRC, will focus on the areas of stroke, diagnosing heart attacks and the management of long-term conditions.

Following on from PenCLAHRC’s award-winning research on stroke treatment pathways, the Emergency Treatment of Ischaemic Stroke project will build on these successes to investigate how to achieve a step-change in the emergency stroke treatment pathway across the South West Peninsula. Led by PenCLAHRC’s operational research group, PenCHORD, this project aims to create...

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Ex-offenders play key role in prisoner mental health research

Posted on June 19th 2014
in Project update

Ex-offender peer researcher

In what is believed to be the first example of its kind, men who have served prison sentences are playing a key role as ‘peer researchers’ in a research project investigating the issues faced by prisoners with mental health problems near to and after release.

The Engager project is an ongoing collaboration between Plymouth University and the University of Exeter, plus the University of Manchester and University College London, and has been funded by a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grants for Applied Research grant and supported by NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)...

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