The National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) established nine Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) in 2008 to undertake high quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and service users, and to support the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS and social care.

The primary goal of the CLAHRC is the translation of research evidence into practice. The CLAHRC (Cambridgeshire and Peterborough) focuses on people with mental illness, intellectual (learning) disabilities, acquired brain injury, and care for those approaching the end of life. The CLAHRC CP is a collaboration between the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge in partnership with a wide range of Cambridgeshire and East Anglian health and social care providers.

To achieve our goal we aim to enhance the capacity of health organisations to conduct and use research, and to develop and establish robust and enduring links between the academic and service delivery sectors. We are doing this by providing opportunities, through collaborative partnerships and through programmes such as the CLAHRC Fellowship scheme for NHS managers and clinicians.

CLAHRC CP 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.

For complete information about the CLAHRC CP please visit our dedicated website.