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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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ShareD – Shared Decision Making in Dementia

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

ShareD is the first study to explore how people with dementia and their carers are involved in decision making in appointments. Read more

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Shared Care

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

Using realist review methods to understand the cost-effectiveness of models of service delivery: explaining shared care for long-term conditions. Read more

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Self-harm and Suicide in Schools

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Complete

This six-month study includes a survey consultation with all secondary schools in South-West England and Cardiff on self-harm prevention and intervention activities, followed by a series of focus groups. Read more

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SAMueL – Stroke Audit Machine Learning

Theme: PenCHORD
Status: Live

This study aims to develop a tool for doctors to help them review and improve the speed and use of a clot busting drug when someone has had a stroke Read more

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ReTrain

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Complete

Community-Based Rehabilitation Training After Stroke (ReTrain) Read more

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Researchers in residence

Theme: CLAHRC - Person-Centred Care
Status: Live

This case study seeks to understand how primary care, acute, community and voluntary services within an Integrated Care Organisation (Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust) are working together in community hubs, and the impact of care model innovations. The RiRs are developing an innovative and evolving role which takes a match-funded, co-produced approach to evaluation and research (see pitch document for download). Read more

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Reclaiming words in everyday life: App based word retraining for people with Semantic Dementia

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

This study aims to develop an App-based version of a word retraining program used in previous research for people with Semantic Dementia. Read more

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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public recognise and respond to possible suicidal intent in a public setting. Read more

Event title

Psychiatric disorders and emotional and behavioural disturbance in children excluded from school

Theme: CLAHRC - Mental Health & Dementia
Status: Live

The prevalence of psychiatric disorders or emotional and behavioural disturbance (diagnosed and undiagnosed) in children who have been excluded from school Read more

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PRO-GROUP: ImPROving GROUP treatment for people with severe obesity

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

This research programme investigates current service designs and interventions for the management of people with severe obesity, and seeks to identify patients’ needs and goals from treatment. 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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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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