NIHR CLAHRC Publications

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs), are delighted to be part of the NIHR’s tenth anniversary celebrations.

The NIHR’s mission is: “To provide a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public”. The NIHR CLAHRCs are proud to contribute to this mission through our research and research capacity building within the NHS.

CLAHRC Impact document

NIHR CLAHRCs Impacts are wide ranging and cover the identification, management and prevention of common mental and physical conditions across the life course. 

We hope that this document will demonstrate through real time examples how CLAHRCs are "bridging the gap between research and the frontline NHS"

We are delighted that this publication includes two case studies from our region Expanded Newborn Screening (page 24) and the Electronic Frailty Index (page 38). 

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds and supports world-leading clinical and applied health and social care research, as well as research infrastructure in the NHS. Providing £1 billion of funding each year, NIHR aims to: drive the faster translation of new treatments, technologies and diagnostics to improve outcomes for health and care services; promote the wealth of the nation, including via inward investment from the health research community; pull basic science discoveries through into tangible benefits for patients and the public; and provide research evidence to support more effective and cost-effective NHS delivery.

To mark its tenth anniversary, the Department of Health commissioned the Policy Research in Science and Medicine unit to consider the question:‘What are the ways in which NIHR has benefited the health research landscape in the past ten years?‘

This report identifies and celebrates 100 examples of positive change resulting from NIHR’s support of research. A synthesis of 100 case studies is provided, which highlights the benefits and wider impacts of research, capacity building, and other activities undertaken with NIHR’s support since its creation in 2006. The report concludes with a reflection of how the NIHR has transformed R&D in and for the NHS and wider health service, and the people they serve.

The report draws together — for the first time — examples of the breadth of NIHR’s impacts in a single resource. It will be of interest to healthcare professionals involved in research, academics working in health and social care, and members of the public wishing to understand the value of research in the NHS and the wider health and care system.