NIHR CLAHRC East of England has evolved from the CLAHRC for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, which came to the end of its 5 year funding in September 2013. CLAHRC East of England is one of 13 CLAHRC collaborations and began operating on the 1st January 2014 with new and extended collaborations with the Universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, and Hertfordshire and a consortium of NHS and Social Service organisations who have committed matched funding.
NIHR CLAHRC East of England has a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable people in complex health systems, while retaining a population health view. CLAHRC East of England has six research themes:
- dementia, frailty and end-of-life care
- enduring disability and disadvantage
- patient safety
- health economics
- patient and public involvement
- innovation and evaluation
These themes are alloyed with knowledge management, a public health skills collaboration, industry engagement and research capacity development.
CLAHRC East of England is a true collaborative effort between the service providers and the university. A physical base is established at Douglas House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge where both university and NHS staff co-reside.
Through on-going prioritisation and peer-review, NIHR funds are used to support applied health researchers and fund high quality research projects. If you would like more information about the CLAHRC East of England please visit: www.clahrc-eoe.nihr.ac.uk.