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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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Telecon-Thyroid

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Are telephone consultations safe and effective in the management of thyroid disease? Read more

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TELECON-Gynae

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Is telephone consultation an acceptable and safe method of following-up patients after urogynaecological surgery? Read more

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TeenTEXT

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Development of a text messaging intervention to support children and adolescents who self-harm Read more

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Teacher-led interventions on social and emotional behaviour in primary school children

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

The effect of teacher-led interventions on a social and emotional behaviour in primary school children: a systematic review Read more

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TARS – Trial of physical Activity and Reduction of Smoking

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD) will lead a national study to test the effectiveness of new support to help smokers who want to reduce but not quit. Read more

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Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics (PIC) in secondary care for people with chronic disease

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

Cochrane review of patient-initiated clinics in secondary care for people with chronic disease Read more

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Systematic review of patient initiated clinics (PICs) in patients with chronic or recurrent conditions managed in secondary care

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Systematic review of patient-initiated clinics in secondary care for patients with chronic or recurrent conditions 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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SW AHSN/PenCLAHRC Project - Analysing implementation in Acute Stroke and Patient Initiated Clinics (ASPIC)

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

Understanding the implementation and improvement process, including barriers and facilitators, to achieving the spread of desired changes in healthcare practice. 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

Upcoming Events

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01

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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12

PPI Advice Clinic

South Cloisters, St Luke's Campus, University of Exeter

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Held every month 30 minutes between 12pm-1pm Whatever your query, from finding...
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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

Domestic violence and abuse is devastating and impacts the whole family, not just the person...
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