Greater Manchester

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. They aim to improve the health of people in Greater Manchester and beyond through carrying out research and putting it into practice.

They 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

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

They will achieve this through delivering on four objectives:

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

‘Our work, our impact’ – The document focusing on the key learning of a number of our key research programmes. It is accessible and easy to read for everyone interested in improving how healthcare is delivered in the UK and beyond.

Each programme also features a personal perspective from its academic lead describing their involvement and how the programme will help to impact service delivery and patient care in the future. The document is available to download in PDF format here.