Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) are partnerships between some of the country’s best universities, leading innovators and local authorities to solve some of the biggest issues facing health and social care today. The 15 ARCs across England are made up of health and care providers, commissioners, local authorities, universities, private companies, charities, and academics, who are working together to address specific health or care issues in their region.
The Yorkshire and Humber ARC supports people-powered research that aims to tackle inequalities and improve health and well-being for our communities. Our themes of healthy childhood, mental health and multimorbidity, older people and urgent care are the priorities that have been identified by our NHS partners and the public and will ensure our region will benefit from cutting-edge innovation.
New ideas, tools and research evidence about how to improve health and care services are rife. Our ‘Improvement Science’ focuses on creating the evidence for how best to create these ideas/tools and how to embed them into practice to achieve positive change for individuals, teams, organisations and systems. We are a team of improvement researchers (including psychologists, sociologists, designers and health service researchers) with extensive experience of improvement and research methods. Our theme is led by Professor Rebecca Lawton.