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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 - 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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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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SW AHSN/PenCHORD project - Achieving step change in the emergency stroke pathway across the South West peninsula

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

A project looking to reduce stroke-related disability in the South West by accelerating the real-world implementation of clinical evidence for thrombolysis treatment after acute ischaemic stroke. Read more

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SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC project - Patient-initiated clinics (PIC) for people with long-term conditions

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Programme of work looking at the implementation and evaluation of patient-initiated clinics (PIC). Read more

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Engager

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

Developing and evaluating a collaborative care intervention for prisoners with common mental health problems, near to and after release. Read more

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Hospital Communications

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Would a parent-delivered programme of training for paediatric ward staff improve the effectiveness of communication with disabled children and their parents in hospitals? Read more

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Evaluating Stepped Care for Depression

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Evaluating Stepped Care Delivery of Psychological Therapy for Depression 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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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

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Volunteering for Health

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

Is volunteering a public health intervention? A systematic review and meta analysis of the health and survival of volunteers. Read more

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PenARC welcomes new PhD students

18 February 2020

Our PhD studentships are linked to PenARC project and priority areas and are an important...
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Groundbreaking role for operational research in NHS decision-making

12 February 2020

A pioneering collaboration between PenARC and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has led to...
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The Exeter Care Homes and Knowledge (ExCHANGE) Collaboration

Theme: ARC - Public Health

This project aims to improve the happiness and wellbeing of care home residents through building...
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Research Projects