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 work together on a range of programmes made up of research and implementation projects in priority areas agreed with our partners.
Our programme of cross-programme research develops new knowledge about issues common to more than one of our programmes, including workforce and the use of technology, as well as studying how the CLAHRC itself operates.
Our exploiting technologies programme comprises a range of projects where technology is being developed and used to support care, and in particular, how telephone support can be utilised to improve care and support what patients want.
Our end-of-life and wound care programmes are both focused primarily on services provided in the community by a range of organisations, and we aim to build relationships and create new networks of community service providers, by putting into practice locally relevant research evidence. This has already led to the development of new opportunities and partnerships for research.
Our kidney health programme works with local primary and secondary care practitioners and commissioners to improve the identification and management of people with kidney problems, as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Our organising healthcare programme works on a range of local and national projects related to extending access to primary care services, as well as other work relating to the devolution of health and social care funding to Greater Manchester.
Our stroke programme focuses on life after stroke and developing services which look after the whole person to avoid fragmented, uncoordinated care episodes that deal with one problem at a time.
Prior to 2016 we had a range of other projects, focused in the area of mental health, which are now completed (although some dissemination work is ongoing).
We also completed a number of projects during our first round of funding between 2008 and 2013.