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The ReTrain project, supported by PenCLAHRC and the Stroke Association, has been investigating the effectiveness of a community-based rehabilitation training programme for people who have had a stroke. With the pilot trial nearing completion, the team are celebrating three key successes.
The team, led by Professor Sarah Dean, have had their protocol paper published in BMJ Open. The paper, outlining the trial processes, represents the first key output from this important pilot feasibility trial and is a significant step towards answering the original research question.
This question was raised by a stroke survivor taking part in the PenCLAHRC question generation process –...Read more
A systematic review, co-authored by Professor Nicky Britten, has been included in a NIHR themed review, which brings together research on type 2 diabetes care.
The review aims to give a short account of completed and ongoing NIHR-funded studies on type 2 diabetes and how they have informed practice.
Over the last ten years, the NIHR has funded a number of programmes, projects, research centres, work streams and researchers working in diabetes prevention, management and care. Yet, evidence from these different studies has not been brought together before.
The systematic review - a qualitative synthesis of diabetes self-management strategies for long term medical...Read more
Plymouth University academic Ian Sherriff, who is supported by PenCLAHRC, has been appointed by the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity, Alzheimer’s Society, as an Ambassador.
As an Alzheimer’s Society Ambassador Ian will support the
charity in a variety of ways from speaking at events, raising
awareness of dementia and using his expertise and professional
contacts to support the work of the charity.
As Academic Partnership Lead for Dementia at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, Ian has been involved in numerous projects designed to improve the lives of people with dementia. His work includes an ambition to...
A series of courses designed and run by PenCLAHRC are helping to put evidence at the heart of an organisation’s decision-making process.
Designed to empower NHS staff to use the latest developments in research, guidance and technology, the training is delivered by the CLAHRC’s experts in operational modelling, PenCHORD.
In an effort to give healthcare managers experience in computer simulation, PenCHORD recently ran a session attended by the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT).
Hannah Trebilcock, a Clinical Audit Officer at SWASFT, was one of those in attendance who was quickly able to put her new skills into practice.
Back at base...Read more
The Health Service Modelling Associates (HSMA) programme is a pilot scheme run by PenCLAHRC’s operational modelling group PenCHORD. It aims to bring academics from the universities of Exeter and Plymouth together with health organisations across the South West to carry out operational research to a high standard. The aim is to use the best tools and knowledge available to put the research undertaken rapidly into practice within the NHS.
Hannah Trebilcock, Clinical Audit Officer at the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT), was selected as one of six HSMAs from NHS organisations across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, and...Read more