The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) works with partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to improve health and healthcare across the West.

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Research and implementation

Our applied health research focuses on projects that improve the management of chronic health conditions, mental health, public health interventions and population health.

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Patient and public involvement

We are committed to a collaborative approach to patient and public involvement across research and the delivery of health care and services, through our partners People in Health West of England.

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Training and capacity building

We promote the development of skills in understanding, using and producing evidence for the health, public health and commissioning workforce, and patients and members of the public.

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We work collaboratively across the region to promote and support best practice in evaluation for health and social care, to develop an evaluation culture across the West.

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Upcoming events

Feel It Festival: Exploring pain and breath through performance

Equity is the answer – exhibition

Elizabeth Blackwell Institute industry day