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Research and Projects

This page provides more detail about the PenARC project portfolio. Projects are themed around five research areas:

  • Complex Care
  • Dementia
  • Mental Health
  • Public Health
  • Methods for Research and Improvement

There are a variety of routes through which research questions become projects, but our adoption processes have the same three key aims:   

  • Conduct patient-focused research reflecting the needs of the public and the NHS
  • Support evidence-based service change for the benefit of patients and the public
  • Build capacity within the local health economy to generate and effectively use the results of research

In the pages below you can find out more information about many of our current and completed projects. You can filter content by PenARC (and PenCLAHRC) research themes, status, or by keywords.

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Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health
Status: Live

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

Event title

Digital Health Resources for Clinicians and Researchers

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
Status: Live

An introduction to literature and resources on digital health for researchers and clinicians in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Read more

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Supporting the NHS through Operational Research

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
Status: Live

Researchers from PenCHORD have been working to deliver rapid operational research projects for the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic Read more

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IDEAL COVID-19 Dementia Initiative

Theme: ARC - Dementia
Status: Live

The Ideal Project has produced a leaflet to help people affected by dementia live well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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General Practice Hubs

Theme: ARC - Public Health
Status: Live

Research into how General Practice can reorganise to manage infection spread and resources while ensuring quality of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Event title

Care Home Conversations

Theme: ARC - Complex Care
Status: Live

Researchers held conversations to help understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people living and working in care home settings. Read more

Event title

Systematic review of patient-initiated appointment systems (PIAS) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Our Evidences Synthesis team systematically reviewed the evidence for a PIAS in secondary care for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions. Read more

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Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
Status: Live

A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand and staffing capacity in NHS Trusts across the South West during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Event title

Dialysis Service Modelling in Portsmouth

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
Status: Live

Using geographic modelling and optimisation to identify how best to manage the dialysis population at the Wessex Kidney Centre during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more

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End of Life Care Resource Modelling

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement
Status: Live

Developing a tool to model the End of Life Care resource requirements in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

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News

Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

13 October 2020

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help...
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October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
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Mental Health Facility at Torbay Hospital begins construction

06 October 2020

The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility, supported by research undertaken as...
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News

Research Projects

Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
Read more

Digital Health Resources for Clinicians and Researchers

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

An introduction to literature and resources on digital health for researchers and clinicians in response...
Read more

Research Projects