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Dr Daniel Chalk

Senior Research Fellow

Kath Maguire

I work within PenCHORD – the Operational Research division of PenARC. There are two main aspects to my work. First, I lead projects that apply operational research techniques to improve healthcare services. I’ve carried out a broad range of projects for primary care and commissioners across the region, including determining the potential impact of extended diabetic retinopathy screening intervals, forecasting future levels of demand for ophthalmology services, and assessing the practical feasibility of potential changes to the fractured neck of femur pathway. I have experience of a broad range of operational techniques, such as agent-based simulation, discrete event simulation, systems dynamics modelling, Markov modelling and forecasting methods. Second, I work with the Peninsula Health Technology Commissioning Group (PHTCG) to develop models that assess the cost-effectiveness of proposed interventions, such as new drug therapies that have not been assessed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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Contact by phone
01392 726081

Employed by
University of Exeter

Areas of expertise
Operational Research, Applied Healthcare Modelling and Analysis

Projects

PenCHORD - Modelling rheumatology bottlenecks to facilitate patient-initiated clinics (PIC) rollout

PenCHORD - Torbay Cardiology Clinic Scheduling

PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

PenCHORD - Ophthalmology location analysis

PenCHORD: Modelling the optimal size of Derriford Ambulatory Care Unit (ACU)

PenCHORD - Diabetic retinopathy screening interval assesment

PenCHORD - Optimising Polypharmacy using Agent-Based Simulation

PenCHORD - Optimising the location of outpatient services in Cornwall: Phase One

PenCHORD - Optimising GP Appointment Policies at Ivybridge Health Centre

PenCHORD - Reducing A&E four hour breaches in Cornwall

PenCHORD - What are the factors that most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

PenCHORD - Streamlining the bladder cancer pathway at RCHT

PenCHORD - Optimising the location of urgent care sites in Cornwall

PenCHORD - Modelling high level health and social care capacity needs in Cornwall

PenCHORD - Fractured neck of femur: Fast track pathway modelling

End of Life Care Resource Modelling

Supporting the NHS through Operational Research

Publications

Can the retinal screening interval be safely increased to 2 years for Type 2 diabetic patients without retinopathy?

Guidelines on glaucoma and the demand for services

Cost-effectiveness of bevacizumab for diabetic macular oedema

Fractured neck of femur patients: Rehabilitation and the acute hospital

The impact of minor injury unit closures on travel time and attendances

Which factors most influence demand for ambulances in South West England?

Which factors are driving increasing demand for community nursing? A qualitative System Dynamics approach

Can Agent Based Simulation be used as a tool to support polypharmacy prescribing practice?

Reducing delays in the diagnosis and treatment of muscle-invasive bladder cancer using simulation modelling

Cost effectiveness of collagen crosslinking for progressive keratoconus in the UK NHS

How lack of information hampers decision making in ophthalmology

A novel modelling and simulation capacity development initiative for the National Health Service

Upcoming Events

Nov
03

PPI Advice Clinic

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Nov
05

Searching and Review Clinic

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News

Dementia expert takes 'dementia friendly' message to 10 Downing Street

13 October 2020

A PenARC colleague has met the Prime Minister to ask for his backing to help...
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October 2020 Newsletter

08 October 2020

Our latest newsletter, with news of our continued COVID-related activities, the launch of our new...
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Mental Health Facility at Torbay Hospital begins construction

06 October 2020

The construction of a new £11.8 million Mental Health facility, supported by research undertaken as...
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Research Projects

Remote-by-Default Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Theme: ARC - Public Health

A research project to investigate how to ensure the delivery of effective care accessed remotely...
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Digital Health Resources for Clinicians and Researchers

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

An introduction to literature and resources on digital health for researchers and clinicians in response...
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Research Projects