NIHR CLAHRC North Thames




Jan 14 - Dec 18

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) are partnerships between universities, health and other organisations which have come together to conduct ground breaking research that will have a direct impact on the health of patients with long term conditions and on the health of the public.

The NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is a collaboration of 54 partners, including world leading universities, the NHS, UCLPartners, local authorities, patients, the public, industry and charities. The aim is to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities through world class applied health research. NIHR CLAHRC North Thames covers north central and north east London; south and west Hertfordshire; south Bedfordshire; and south west and mid Essex. The Director of the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is Professor Rosalind Raine (UCL DAHR).

The areas of research that the CLAHRC will focus on fall under five broad themes that take into account our partners’ priorities and the areas in which we have world leading applied health research expertise. The five Themes include two clinical areas (Mental Health; Child and Adolescent Health) and three overarching themes; Innovations in Systems and Models of Health and Health Care, Optimising Behaviour and Engagement with Care, and Methodological Innovation.

NIHR CLAHRC North Thames will also feature an Academy, which will build capacity across the whole CLAHRC community both to co-produce research and to apply its outputs on the frontline.

The CLAHRC started work on 1 January 2014 and is funded for five years.

For more information, please visit the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames website.