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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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Avoidable Acute Admissions (AAA)

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

How can frontline expertise and new models of care best contribute to safely reducing avoidable acute admissions? Read more

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Baby Dental Care

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

This early phase study examines whether by accessing first time parents and their infants through the Family Nurse Partnership model, an intervention can be delivered to improve the oral health of children in populations at high risk of poor oral health. Read more

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Bay6 Community Housing Aid Service Evaluation

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

An evaluation of the Bay6 Community Housing Aid service to find accommodation for homeless people upon discharge from hospital. Read more

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Body Sensor Network and Parkinson's Disease Study

Theme: CLAHRC - Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Complete

New technology to help detect early signs of Parkinson's disease. Read more

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C.difficile

Theme: CLAHRC - Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Complete

Exploring the potential for the development of a DNA diagnostic for Clostridium difficile to indicate probability of relapse. Read more

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C2 - Connecting Communities

Theme: CLAHRC - Healthy People, Healthy Environments
Status: Live

Research and Delivery of the Connecting Communities (C2) Programme; creating the conditions to transform neighbourhoods in areas of high disadvantage Read more

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Cancer Diagnostics Programme

Theme: CLAHRC - Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Live

A programme of research on cancer diagnostic tools and guidelines. Read more

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Cardiac Reviews of Tests and Training (CaRoTT)

Theme: CLAHRC - Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Complete

A series of systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy studies on diagnostic tests used in cardiovascular diseases. Read more

Event title

Care for Offenders: Continuity Of Access (COCOA)

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Offenders have a high prevalence of many health problems, particularly mental illness and substance misuse. Passage through the many elements of the criminal justice system (CJS) provides both the potential for initial access to healthcare and also the disruption of existing care. Read more

Event title

Care Under Pressure

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Realist review of interventions to tackle healthcare professionals’ mental ill health and its impacts on the clinical workforce and patient care. Read more

Upcoming Events

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Searching and Review Clinic

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COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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22

Searching and Review Clinic

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News

Research project attracts £750,000 funding to support remote GP care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic

06 August 2020

A joint project between the Universities of Oxford and Plymouth has received £750,000 of funding...
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ADHD services map reveals major gaps in care, failing the vulnerable

03 August 2020

New research has called for urgent action after creating a map that identifies gaps in...
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Innovative HSMA training programme makes virtual return

29 July 2020

Following on from two hugely successful rounds of PenARC's Health Service Modelling Associate Programme (HSMA), HSMA 3 will launch...
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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...
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Research Projects