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PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 2015

Posted on May 21st 2015

How do changes to the way we deliver care come about?

An opportunity to meet the research teams who model, simulate and analyse care delivery practices to bring about changes that are beneficial to us as practitioners and to our patients

PenCHORD Showcase Event, 2nd June 2015, 9.00am to 1.00pm

Training: “Modelling in Health and Social Care”

2nd June 2015, 1.00pm to 4.30pm

3rd June 2015, 9.00am to 4.30pm

All events to be held at The Knowledge Spa, Truro

The way in which we deliver care to patients develops over time, to encapsulate new technologies, new care techniques, changes in infrastructure and alterations in patient profiles.

But how do those changes come about? Who are the people who work behind the scenes to ensure change is beneficial, and what are the methods they use? Importantly, how can we as healthcare professionals get involved with the process?

What is PenCHORD?

The Peninsula Collaboration Health Operational Research and Development (PenCHORD) sits within the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (PenCLAHRC).

Its role is to deliver operational research and modelling to the NHS. It has worked collaboratively with the NHS in the South West for five years. Headline projects include: a project which has seen a three-fold increase in the number of stroke patients who are thrombolysed at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust; an average reduction of around 10 days for mental health assessment in Devon, and; evidence that it is safe to increase intervals for diabetic retinopathy screening to free up vital services.

Why the event?

The team at PenCHORD are keen to raise awareness of the organisation’s work with NHS colleagues in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and to increase the number of healthcare practitioners in the county who get involved – with a view to developing engagement and new projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Why the training?

“Modelling in Health and Social Care” is a successful CPD-accredited training programme which is free of charge to those working in and around the NHS in the South West. It shows people how to develop simple but effective models in Excel, alongside a series of seminars the showcase the ways in which operational research can help to inform decision-making in the NHS.

How can I attend?

You can register directly via this link, please contact with any questions.

You can also follow PenCHORD on Twitter - @penclahrcOR

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