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Training Courses and Capacity Development Opportunities

***There will be changes to our training offer during the COVID-19 outbreak.***
Please get in touch for details.

PenARC is pleased to be able to offer a range of training opportunities for healthcare professionals across the South West.

Our Making Sense of Evidence workshops will teach you how to find and use research evidence to help inform clinical decision-making. We offer both full-day courses or bespoke courses that can be tailored to suit your needs and availability.

PenCHORD, our operational research team, provide a range of training modules to help you understand modelling techniques and concepts, as well as providing hands-on, practical skills in the basics of Excel-based models.

PenCHORD are also running our Health Service Modelling Associates programme. This scheme, working directly with staff from NHS organisations across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, aims to support the increased use of operational research in health service development and decision making.

Our Evidence Synthesis Team run a series of ongoing systematic review clinics. These one-to-one clinics are for academics or NHS professionals who needs to know where to start on the systematic review process or how to go about designing a search strategy.

Some of the other training we offer includes:

  • Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) Advice Clinics;
  • Qualitative Research Skills Clinics;
  • Health Statistic Clinics (for University staff).

For a full list of all events and seminars going on at PenARC, please see our Events page.

 

Current Opportunities

We are pleased to announce that, following a recent postponement due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are now able to relaunch of the South West NIHR/HEE Integrated Clinical Academic Fellowship awards for 2020/21.

There are three levels of awards available to nurses, midwives, AHPs and other non-medical healthcare professionals. There is funding available for Internships, Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral bridging awards.

Closing date is Wednesday 01 July 2020, with interviews scheduled for Thursday 16 July 2020. Further details can be found in these guidance documents

Please direct enquiries to Professor Vicki Goodwin, Professor Jonathan Marsden or Assoc. Professor Mary Cramp.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jan
21

PPI Advice Clinic

Online

Patient and Public Involvement Advice Clinics Whatever your query, from finding out more about Patient and...
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Jan
26

Searching and Review Clinic

Online

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

News

Could physical activity help minimise drug and alcohol use?

17 December 2020

Figures and surveys have shown that high-risk alcohol consumption increased during lockdown periods, while exercise...
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£300,000 from NIHR to investigate the views of older adults on strategies to improve recovery from planned surgery

10 December 2020

A team of researchers from across the University of Exeter Medical School, Royal Devon &...
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'Why physical activity matters more than ever'

01 December 2020

Professor of Health Service Research, Adrian Taylor, discusses motivation, exercise schemes, and the future impact on...
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News

Research Projects

Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Programme

Theme: ARC - Methods for Research & Improvement

The PSMA Programme is a pilot programme which supports analytical staff working in policing to...
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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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Research Projects