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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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TXA in Trauma

Theme: CLAHRC - Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Implementation of Tranexamic Acid for trauma patients across the South West. Read more

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Treatment Resistant Depression Delphi Project

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

This work arose following a consensus meeting to establish PenCLAHRC priorities in mental health. Read more

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Treatment Resistant Depression

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Review and identify concept of treatment resistant depression and explore characteristics of patients with different life courses and outcomes of depression. Read more

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The use of Tranexamic Acid in Hip Fracture Surgery (HipFrac TXA)

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Does treatment with tranexamic acid (TXA) prior to operation improve the outcome for elderly patients undergoing hip fracture surgery? Read more

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The Patient Safety Collaborative Evaluation Study (PiSCES)

Theme: CLAHRC - Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

This project aims to evaluate progress to date on the development of Patient Safety Collaboratives. Read more

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The MYRIAD Project: Mindfulness and Resilience in Adolescence

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

This seven-year project, led by the University of Oxford, is looking at whether and how mindfulness training can be used to prevent depression and build resilience during early adolescence. Read more

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The effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

A systematic review of the effects of elimination and supplementation diets on symptoms of ADHD Read more

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The effectiveness of interventions to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

A systematic review to clarify the effectiveness of interventions used to reduce acute paediatric hospital admissions Read more

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The Care Home Implementation and Knowledge Mobilisation Project (CHIK-P)

Theme: CLAHRC - Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Live

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Telephone consultation follow-up following routine surgery

Theme: CLAHRC - Evidence for Policy and Practice
Status: Complete

Are telephone consultations a safe and effective method of providing routine follow-up in secondary care for patients following a routine surgical procedure? A systematic review Read more

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Making Sense of Health Research...

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, TQ11 0EG

  Making Sense of Health Research Annual Conference Friday 1st November, Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre At PenARC we believe...
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Social prescribing – who does it work for and why?

10 October 2019

In a time when people are living longer, but with more complex healthcare needs, GPs...
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Research Fellow - Researcher in Residence (RiR) - Social Prescribing

07 October 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Research Fellow to join the Community and Primary...
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Domestic violence and abuse: how NIHR research is helping families in the South West

03 October 2019

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