National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) conduct world class applied health research which will have a direct impact on the health of patients with long term conditions and on the health of the public.
CLAHRCs are collaborations between universities, the NHS (local service providers and commissioners), local authorities, industry, patients and the public, the local Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and other relevant organisations in the region. By working together, CLAHRCs can deliver nationally relevant research that responds directly to the needs and priorities of their region, and increase the speed at which research evidence is put into practice, locally and nationally.
The applied health research we undertake with our partners and in response to their needs is grouped into the five broad themes below. We involve patients and the public in everything that we do.
Click on a theme to read more about the individual projects in each theme, which are designed with the close involvement of clinicians, patients and the public, and academics from across our region.
Everyone who works in health and social care has a key role to play in improving patient care and population health through the implementation of applied health research.
In order to speed up the translation of applied health research into practice, the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames Academy builds capacity across the whole CLAHRC community both to co-produce research and to apply its outputs on the frontline. We use a range of mechanisms to fulfil these goals, providing a number of opportunities for CLAHRC partners. These include:
CLAHRC Academy short training courses
HENCEL/CLAHRC fellowship programme
CLAHRC-funded PHD studentships
Working with Our Partners
Our Research Partnership Team (RPT) is a multidisciplinary group identifying, validating and prioritising new areas of research need.
NIHR CLAHRC North Thames has established successful teams of ‘embedded researchers’ in some of our partner organisations. These researchers work in NHS trusts and local authorities to prioritise and carry out relevant and robust applied health research in response to immediate research needs. This innovative way of working ensures the results of our research can be used by the people who need them without delay.
News and Events
Evidence in public health decision-making – its creators and users need to come together
Decision-makers in public health can be confronted with a huge volume of data, evidence, reviews and summaries – from local and national sources. There is also an acknowledged gap between evidence and policy in public health. In a recent blog on the EPPI centre website CLAHRC researchers Dylan Kneale and Antonio Rojas-García reflect on their work exploring […]
Better data to improve health and wellbeing
We have been reaching out to colleagues in local authorities and public health departments to highlight the value of research evidence in improving health and well being among local populations. The CLAHRC is forging useful links with our partners in local councils, bridging the gap between research and the front line. Local authorities are a […]
Introduction to Evaluation
December 13 @ 9:00 am
Introduction to Economic Evaluation
March 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Introduction to Evaluation Online: 16 April - 13 May 2018
April 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am
Brian Turley Awards for Patient and Public Involvement 2017
CLAHRC North Thames has joined colleagues at CLAHRC North West London (NWL) and CLAHRC South London to present the 2017 Brian Turley Awards for Patient and Carer Involvement This inaugural award was made last year by NIHR CLAHRC NWL in the memory of Brian Turley, a dedicated and committed patient advocate and disability rights campaigner. Brian (pictured […]
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