Funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) are collaborative partnerships between the NHS, public services and Universities, focused on improving patient outcomes through:
- Applied health research
- Translating research into healthcare practice
- Increasing the capacity of health services to undertake more applied research and translation in the future
Evidence Based Transformation with the NHS is a research theme involving more than 30 individual research projects. The aim of all the projects within this theme is to make sure that when people receive care, in hospital or in the community, that care is safe and focussed on their needs.
CLAHRCs were first piloted between 2008 and 2013 by the NIHR in nine regions across England. They were so successful that 13 new regional CLAHRCs were funded in 2014 and these current CLAHRCs will conclude in September 2019.