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PenCHORD building international research collaborations

Posted on February 25th 2016
in Research Funding

PenCHORD giving presentation

PenCLAHRC’s operational research group, PenCHORD, has been awarded funding to help them build links with international research partners.

The funding will enable the team to invite overseas researchers to visit and explore the possibilities for future projects and publications. It will also be used to engage with research abroad in similar research areas. The funding is provided by the University of Exeter Medical School’s Internationalisation Fund and is available until July 2016 and will be used to support collaborative meetings.

PenCHORD Director, Professor Martin Pitt, and Associate Research Fellow Dr Sebastian Rachuba, have well-established links to a number of overseas researchers through...

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Study investigates the effective diagnosis of heart attacks in patients attending Emergency Departments

Posted on February 14th 2016
in Project update

Stethoscope on desk

Chest pain, which could suggest a heart attack, is the most common cause of emergency hospital admissions in the UK, accounting for six per cent of all attendances to the Emergency Department. If the signs of heart attacks are missed the consequences for patients could be fatal, resulting in pressure for medical practitioners to make an accurate diagnosis.

However, fewer than 35 per cent of patients with chest pain are diagnosed with a heart attack, which means that a significant number of patients - almost two-thirds – may not need to be admitted to hospital.

High sensitivity troponin is a test which...

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PenCHORD launch new Health Service Modelling Associates Programme

Posted on December 16th 2015
in Training

small globe on laptop

PenCLAHRC’s operational research team, PenCHORD, are pleased to launch their new Health Service Modelling Associates Programme (HSMA) - a scheme which aims to increase the impact and awareness of operational research within the NHS across the South West. The pilot programme, which will commence in April 2016, will see the associates undertake advanced modelling, simulation and analysis work for, and within, their own organisations.

Successful applicants will be supported throughout the programme through ongoing mentoring and training from PenCHORD.  They will also be supported in their own organisation by a nominated individual (the HSMA Workplace Supervisor) who will facilitate the implementation...

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PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 2015

Posted on May 21st 2015
in Training

PenCHORD Showcase Event in Cornwall, June 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...

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