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About us

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Greater Manchester is a partnership between providers and commissioners from the NHS, industry, the third sector and the University of Manchester. We aim to improve the health of people in Greater Manchester and beyond through carrying out research and putting it into practice.

We are one of 13 CLAHRCs across England, with £120 million invested in the programme nationally by the NIHR. Each CLAHRC focuses on different areas of research and improvement.

Vision and objectives

Our vision is to create true and enduring partnerships that deliver high quality research which improves healthcare and has impact in Greater Manchester and beyond.

We will achieve this through delivering on four objectives:

  • Innovating through research: generating new knowledge about ‘what’ works and ‘how’ to improve care
  • Getting evidence into practice: using evidence-based approaches
  • Showing the difference it makes: to patients, teams, stakeholders and organsiations locally and more widely
  • Developing people and organisations: through partnership, supporting research capacity development.

Get involved with the CLAHRC

We have a number of current partners who support us in our work. Read about the ways you can get involved with the CLAHRC and find out more about how we work with industry.