3. National and international

National Capacity building in CLAHRC networks

CLAHRC will work with other CLAHRCs, and to support joint learning CLAHRC YH will also work with other organisations to support capacity.


Mapping research capacity activities in the CLAHRC community: Supporting non-medical professionals

The Collaboration and Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) 2014 2018 funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), have a requirement to increase the country’s capacity to conduct high quality applied health research. Supporting all professional groups to do this is an important element of this objective. Pathways to develop an integrated clinical and research career are well established for medical professionals, but comparable opportunities are not well defined for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHP’s), yet they form the vast majority of the clinical workforce which provides care to patients.

Building capacity in these groups supports a principle of co-production that is imperative for applied health research and service reconfiguration, and the core
business of CLAHRCs. The ‘Shape of Caring’ (2015) (known as the Willis Report) highlights the need to generate a research culture in nursing, and provide the foundation architecture to make change necessary. CLAHRCs are named as key players in this endeavour.

The Directors of the CLAHRCs agreed in July 2015 to support a joint piece of work on articulating the role that CLAHRCs play in supporting non-medical clinicians.
This report describes this work. This is an executive summary of the full report and summarises key messages from it. The full report has more detail of services and initiatives that will be useful to those interested in building capacity in NMAHPs



Please follow the links for the Executive Summary and Full Report - Learning resource inc appendices

The report was authored by: Jo Cooke, NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber, Kate Bray, NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber and Vimal Sriram,NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London



International Capacity building in CLAHRC networks

Jo Cooke is working in Australia and New Zealand