The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands, led by Professor Kamlesh Khunti, brings together a collaboration of local providers and commissioners of NHS services, universities, industry and other partners. It leads applied health research across the region, translating research findings into improved outcomes for patients.
The programme, led by world-class researchers, was developed through extensive consultation with our partners and the public.
Following a successful five year pilot, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) awarded funding to 13 Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) across England.
CLAHRC East Midlands has received £28 million in funding for a period of five years (2013-18). It has improved patient outcomes by conducting research of local relevance and international quality into five main areas:
- preventing chronic disease
- managing chronic disease
- caring for older people and stroke survivors
- enhancing mental health
- implementing evidence and improvement
CLAHRC East Midlands works closely with the BME Centre. This includes:
- BME Centre staff lead and work on CLAHRC Projects;
- BME Centre staff provide specialist advice and support for CLAHRC projects;
- The BME Centre have prepared a course on Cultural Competency that will be available to all CLAHRC staff both in the East Midlands and the other CLAHRCs. The course includes four components, which are: self-awareness, cultural knowledge, cross-cultural skills and practice, and is accompanied with a guidance toolkit.
NIHR CLAHRC for EM can be contacted at (0116) 258 8969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.