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PenCLAHRC Matters - March 2014

Dear <<First Name>>,

Welcome to the March 2014 issue of the PenCLAHRC Matters e-newsletter. While we are only three months into the new round of CLAHRC I am pleased at how quickly things are progressing. We are currently reviewing and revising our research prioritisation process and I hope that this will be ready to start again later in the year. We have also been working closely with our colleagues at South West Health Innovation (Academic Health Science Network) to develop collaborative projects for the coming year and I look forward to being able to provide more information in the near future.  

In the meantime, our PenCLAHRC teams continue to be active and you can read more about what they are up to on our website and below.

With best wishes, 

Stuart Logan
Director of PenCLAHRC
International Women's Day

PenCLAHRC researchers have been chosen by the University of Exeter to be part of their Inspirational Women series, running throughout March to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March.

Rebecca Hardwick was selected as one of the University of Exeter’s 31 inspirational women after having recently secured an Early Career Academic Grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Professor Tamsin Ford was also named in the University’s list of inspirational women. When asked about her own interpretation of inspiring change Tamsin said: “The prospect of change often raises anxiety, but actually represents opportunities. We cannot fix everything that needs fixing immediately, but the combination of a lot of individuals making small changes to what they do and how they do it could add up to a great deal of positive change. Inspiring people to change processes and behaviours in a way that benefits women or other particular groups of people is likely to benefit everyone in the longer term.”

You can read more here.

PenCHORD 4th Annual Seminar, Showcase and Workshop event
On 25th February 2014, PenCHORD held the fourth in its highly successful series of “Seminar, Showcase and Workshop” events, themed around geographic modelling and forecasting. Jon Smith (Selective Analytics) presented on geographic modelling for healthcare and Dr Honora Smith (University of Southampton) ran an afternoon workshop session teaching attendees the basics of forecasting. 

PenCHORD also presented a showcase of current and recent projects from their portfolio, and announced the exciting development of a new modelling training programme for NHS staff, due to pilot in May 2014.

You can read more about the event and find out about future events here.

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Iain Lang who has been awarded an NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellowship of £228,202 for a project entitled “Establishing Sustainable Knowledge Mobilisation Communities in Dementia Care”.

A guide to the new CLAHRC family
The CLAHRC Partnership Programme, established to facilitate knowledge exchange between CLAHRCs and with research and innovation infrastructure and the wider NHS, has produced a new leaflet introducing the new CLAHRCs and outlining the aims of the CLAHRC programme, plus the research themes for each of the CLAHRCs. You can read it here.

PenCLAHRC branding
With the start of a new round of CLAHRC funding and the creation of a number of new CLAHRCs, the NIHR have updated their guidance on CLAHRC branding.
Our ‘official’ name is NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula but the name ‘PenCLAHRC’ can still be used informally and if the official name is first given, e.g. NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC).
This applies to uses of our name across all media (e.g. email,presentations, publications, websites, etc.). If you have any questions on usage please contact Lisa Cashmore (L.A.Cashmore@exeter.ac.uk) in the first instance.


Events Diary

Systematic Review Discussion Group
1st April 13.00, Room 005, Veysey Building, University of Exeter with video conferencing to FF16 Allied Health Centre, Marjon Campus, Plymouth, F083 Knowledge Spa, Truro and C403 Portland Square, University of Plymouth. 
More information.

Parkinsons Paradigm
7th April 13.00-14.00, Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building, Barrack Road, Exeter.

Open Access: how it benefits you
9th April 12.00, Veysey Lecture Theatre, University of Exeter.  More information.

Searching and Review Clinics
10th April, Veysey Building, University of Exeter.  More information.

The Mental Health Research Group Seminar - Environmental factors explain non-random geographical variation in dementia
17th April 13.00-14.00, Lecture Theatre, Medical School Building, Barrack Road, Exeter.

HSRN Spring meeting: New organisational research for patient safety
15th May 14.00-18.00, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H9HQ. More information.   

RILD Opening event: CRF Open Day
3rd June 08.30–14.30, RILD Building, RD&E Hospital.

Recent Publications

Goodwin V, Whear R, Abbott R, Bethel A, Ukoumunne O, Thompson Coon J, Stein K.  Multiple component interventions for preventing dalls and fall-related injuries among older people: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatrics.

Freeman R, Hollands H, Barron L, Kapoor D. Cutting a Mediolateral Episiotomy at the Correct Angle:  Evaluation of a new device: The Episcissors. Medical Devices: Education and Research.

Hubbard R, Goodwin V, Llewellyn D, Warmoth K, Lang I.  Frailty, financial resources and subjective well-being in later life.  Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Henley W, Anderson L, Wyatt K, Nikolaou V, Anderson R, Logan S. The NCS-LSD cohort study: a description of the methods and analyses used to assess the long-term effectiveness of enzyme replacement therapy and substrate reduction therapy in patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders. Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease.
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