NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber working with AHP's professional bodies
The mapping exercise undertaken for the CLAHRC Directors (Cooke et al 2016 ) recommended that CLAHRCs should work with professional bodies to promote research and knowledge mobilisation for nurses, midwives and applied health professionals (NMAHPs). The CLAHRC YH has worked with a number of such bodies in the last year. Two examples working with AHPs are:                                                                                                                                         
Council Allied Health Professional Research (CAHPR): We have supported the development of two sub-regional groups in CAHPR. At the inaugural event of the SY CAHPR, speakers described their career in research, and 4/5 speakers highlighted how CLAHRC has helped in this regard. Mechanisms such as secondments, fellowships and capacity development funds have helped. Joint projects with academic partners were also cited as helpful approaches undertaken by CLAHRC.

Other joint work with CAHPR includes post-doctoral fellowships. Two successful candidates are currently on their placement with us. Another secondment is about to be launched aimed at developing a research competencies framework for research active AHPs.

Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)The Translating Knowledge to Action team in CLAHRC YH, and the NICE implementation Fellow based in the CSP are working with the Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapy Services at Doncaster Royal Infirmary to implement the NICE obesity guidelines. This is part of the CSP resource called Inspire which aims to support implementation of NICE guidelines relevant for physiotherapistsUsing a participatory and co-productive approach to knowledge mobilisation, patients and clinicians with experience of this pathway are working together to create contextually sensitive interventions to improve staff and patient satisfaction around weight management.  The aim of this work is to provide an example of how Inspire can be used to promote evidence use in practice.  The project was funded by the CSP with a local research champion having time to co-ordinate the project in Doncaster.