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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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PenCHORD - HepB: Optimising the management of chronic hepatitis B in children and young people

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

PenCHORD will conduct the cost-effectiveness component of an NIHR RfPB funded project, led by Queen Marys University London, which looks at the use of new diagnostic procedures for Hepatitis B in children and young adults. Read more

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PenCHORD - Maximising access to thrombectomy services for stroke in England

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

PenCHORD have performed geographic modelling to help inform roll-out of endovascular thrombectomy, a ground-breaking new treatment for severe stroke. Read more

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AHSN/PenCHORD project - Cardiac Troponin: Diagnosing heart attacks in A&E

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

High sensitivity troponin (hs-cTn) for the diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction in A&E – modelling the impact of implementing hs-cTn in the South West. Read more

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PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Providing modelling evidence of the optimal size for an expanded Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU) at Derriford Hospital. Read more

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PenCHORD - QEIA tool validation and improvement

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

To appraise a tool for quality impact assessment, carry out a review of the literature, scope out and plan specific research studies and begin the further development of the Quality Equality Impact Assessment (QEIA) tool Read more

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PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Visualising and forecasting ophthalmology outpatient activity in North Devon. Read more

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PenCHORD - Scheduling Community Mental Health Assessment in Devon

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Application of simulation and queuing theory to scheduling community mental health assessment in Devon. Read more

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PenCHORD - Redesigning Stroke Pathways at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Redesigning Emergency Stroke Pathways to Maximise Thrombolysis Rates Read more

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PenCHORD - Quality impact in healthcare system change

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

To appraise a tool for quality impact assessment and carry out a review of the literature around quality definitions, measurement and comparison of subjective judgements. Read more

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PenCHORD - NeoNet: Providing a national demand/capacity model for neonatal care in England

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

A project to understand the current and potential future national patterns of neonatal care in England by studying location of demand and care, acuity of care, and cost of care to service providers and parents. Read more

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Making Sense of Health Research...

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