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‘If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got’ ~ Einstein

Reflections on a Canadian adventure by @jog13 (Part One) Having been buried in the midst of several systematic reviews of implementation evidence for what feels like most of a lifetime it was time to shake things up a bit, get... Continue Reading →

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Waste not, want not….how prioritisation helps us to think more about reducing research waste

Reflections from @becsta94 Last month saw the culmination of the PenCLAHRC prioritisation process – known to those involved as ‘the stakeholder meeting’. The meeting was held in the beautiful surroundings of Dartington Hall. Twenty-seven representatives from the PenCLAHRC stakeholder organisations... Continue Reading →

Getting close to nature with the Sensory Trust in Cornwall

We have just returned from a fascinating morning with the Sensory Trust in Cornwall.  Jo, Becky and Noreen joined Ruth Garside and Kath Maguire from the European Centre for the Environment and Health to meet Stuart Spurring, Wendy Brewin, Jane... Continue Reading →

‘No wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise…’

This week Jo attended the Cochrane UK and Ireland Symposium 2017 #CochraneTLG which was held in the beautiful surroundings of Keble College in Oxford. The theme for the symposium was Through the Looking Glass and the long train journey back... Continue Reading →

Down at the station early in the morning…

 Bright and early on Saturday morning Jo, Darren, Liz and Michael set off for London to discuss the preliminary findings in our National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded evidence synthesis, #tlc4ltc, with children and young people and their parents.... Continue Reading →

A career that could have been…

In the first of an occasional series of guest blogs, one of our PenCLAHRC colleagues from Plymouth University, Amanda Wanner tells more about what she got up to on her Christmas break. How did you spend your holidays? Hopefully curled up by... Continue Reading →

#12tweetsofChristmas

...or answers to some of the questions we are asked most often in our Search and Review clinics. We’ve been running fortnightly Search & Review clinics for more than 4 years, providing advice and guidance on systematic review and search... Continue Reading →

Care homes, cake and connections

Jo and a colleague from the PenCLAHRC Implementation Team, Jo Day spent a fascinating day at the Devon Care Kite Mark Residential Care Festive Jamboree. Hosted and co-ordinated by the ever-enthusiastic George Coxon, the day started with an overview of 2016... Continue Reading →

Nature, Health and Wellbeing…Highlights from #OutdoorsforallUK

Last week Noreen was in London spending a day in the illustrious surroundings of the Great Hall at St Barts Hospital. The ‘Transforming Mental Health and Dementia Provision with the Natural Environment’ conference brought health and social care sectors together... Continue Reading →

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