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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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South West Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Evaluation

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

The IAPT evaluation project is investigating how variation in the design of IAPT services affects patient access to services and re-covery from anxiety and depression. Read more

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CHUMS

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

What outcomes of NHS care should be measured for children with neurodisability? Read more

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HeLP - the Healthy Lifestyles Programme

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

A cluster randomised controlled trial, economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of HeLP in preventing childhood overweight and obesity. Read more

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Falls

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

A number of work streams looking at the issues of falls in older people. Read more

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Community Engagement in Research

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Programme: Research towards a leading edge theory & practice for Community Engagement. 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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Diabetes App

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Does a mobile/web based pre-clinic tool ensure young people with diabetes have their concerns addressed during clinical sessions. Read more

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Green Gym

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

Does Participating in Physical Activity in Outdoor Natural Environments Have a Greater Effect on Physical and Mental Wellbeing than Physical Activity Indoors? Read more

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CHECK-UP

Theme: CLAHRC - Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine
Status: Complete

Exploring NHS cardiovascular health checks uptake in primary care: The CHECK-UP study. Read more

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Care for Offenders: Continuity Of Access (COCOA)

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

Offenders have a high prevalence of many health problems, particularly mental illness and substance misuse. Passage through the many elements of the criminal justice system (CJS) provides both the potential for initial access to healthcare and also the disruption of existing care. Read more

Upcoming Events

Jun
02

Searching and Review Clinic

Online appointments via Microsoft Teams

COVID-19 update: As a result of the pandemic, all PenARC staff are currently working remotely. While...
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Jun
09

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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News

Research collaboration leads “rapid response” data analysis to aid NHS during COVID-19 epidemic

29 April 2020

A collaboration between PenARC and University of Exeter Researchers and the NHS has developed a crucial new tool...
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COVID-19 Update Newsletter available now

28 April 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of how we are responding to the Covid-19 crisis, plus an invitation...
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Five tips from project to support people with dementia and carers in COVID-19 lockdown

27 April 2020

Five tips from project to support people with dementia and carers in COVID-19 lockdown New...
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News

Research Projects

Understanding research priorities for young people with long term health conditions

Theme: ARC - Complex Care

A project to identify and describe, through patient and public involvement activities, the research needs of...
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Getting Up Following a Fall

Theme: ARC - Complex Care

Although there is evidence that falls can be prevented, little attention has been paid to...
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Research Projects