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Fund provides research grant towards ‘Building a brighter future’

Torbay Hospital is 1  of 48 Trusts nationally  that have been awarded funding to  build  a new state of the art hospital which supports the people of Torbay and South Devon. In order to understand what ‘building a brighter future’ looks like, Dr Joanne Watson in collaboration with the University of Plymouth  are undertaking a 24 month research project  to look in deta...
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Peer connect study funded to undertake a feasibility RCT study of a targeted peer coaching service

This research project will undertake a feasibility trial and qualitative study to evaluate the implementation a new volunteer peer coaching service in Torbay Hospital designed to support outpatients with chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Poor self-management of these conditions can significantly reduce quality of life and increase functional disability and mortality. There...
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Grant awarded to support children’s research in Torbay

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Dr Felicity Thomas, from the University of Exeter,  working with Torbay Council has been awarded a significant grant  to undertake research in understanding the high numbers of children in statutory care in Torbay. This research is important as tackling health inequalities is a priority within Torbay. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 18 per cent of children in Torbay were living in relative p...
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