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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 - TIA Clinic Mapping

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning outpatient clinic service provision for TIA patients using location analysis. Read more

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PenCHORD - A case study of Royal Devon & Exeter waste management process and practice

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

To understand the current waste management system and how employees use the facilities to inform improvements to practice Read more

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PenCHORD - Cornwall acute and community stroke bed capacity modelling

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Can the capacity of the Cornwall acute/rehab stroke system be improved by ring-fencing beds? Read more

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PenCHORD - STEMI: Appropriate treatment for ST-elevation heart attacks

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

Could thrombolysis treatment from paramedics before being taken to hospital lead to better outcomes for some patients who have a STEMI heart attack? Read more

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PenCHORD - Optimising Polypharmacy using Agent-Based Simulation

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Can Agent-Based Simulation provide a means of modelling the behaviours of people prescribed multiple medications as they adjust their own medications? Read more

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PenCHORD - Plymouth Community Nursing

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Allocating patients to community teams: by GP or home location? Read more

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PenCHORD - Neonatal

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning neonatal capacity across a network of hospitals: centralisation vs. localisation Read more

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PenCHORD - Doctor First

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

GP Appointment Systems: How Much Can “Doctor First??? Help? Read more

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PenCHORD - 18 week R2T

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

Planning theatre time to achieve 18 week elective targets Read more

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PenCHORD - Cornwall mental health service pathways

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Complete

The aim of the project is to determine how Cornwall Partnership Trust can manage the process of patient care to make more effective use of in-patient facilities and avoid out-of-area referrals. 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

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