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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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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

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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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Effectiveness and cost effectiveness of community perinatal mental health services

Theme: ARC - Mental Health
Status: Live

What aspects of community perinatal mental health services work, for whom, and in what contexts. Read more

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Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

Theme: ARC - Complex Care
Status: Live

A project to identify and describe, through patient and public involvement activities, the research needs of children and young people with experience of multiple long term conditions and carers of children with complex care needs. Read more

Event title

Getting Up Following a Fall

Theme: ARC - Complex Care
Status: Live

Although there is evidence that falls can be prevented, little attention has been paid to what people do when they fall and how healthcare staff support them. Our research found that the ability to get up after a fall is affected by physical ability, self-efficacy and the environment. Read more

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The Exeter Care Homes and Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration

Theme: ARC - Public Health
Status: Live

This project aims to improve the happiness and wellbeing of care home residents through building capacity for collaborative working between researchers, care providers, residents and family members. Read more

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News

PenARC receives £1.85 Million to Fund Children's Health and Maternity Research

06 July 2020

PenARC and colleagues from ARC Yorkshire and Humber have been awarded £1.85 million from the...
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Job opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Medical Statistics (2 posts)

02 July 2020

PenARC and the Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG) would like to recruit for two positions...
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Reorganising dialysis services during the COVID-19 outbreak

30 June 2020

A collaboration between PenARC, the University of Exeter and Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust is making...
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Research Projects

Modelling demand and capacity for NHS Trusts in the South West

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

A tool has been developed to support forecasting resource demand and staffing capacity in NHS...
Read more

Dialysis Service Modelling in Portsmouth

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

Using geographic modelling and optimisation to identify how best to manage the dialysis population at...
Read more

Research Projects