The Best of CLAHRC West (PDF) celebrates some of the highlights from our five years of applied health research. From evaluating patient safety tools to creating a film exploring the experiences of Somali families affected by autism, it showcases some of our most impactful projects.
In the introduction, Professor Jenny Donovan (Director 2014-2018), Professor Sarah Purdy (Director 2018-2019), Dr Sabi Redwood (Deputy Director) said:
“Collaboration has always been at the heart of CLAHRC West’s work – the clue is in the name given to us by our funding body, the National Institute for Health Research: the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC).
“As NIHR CLAHRC West, we brought together patients and the public, NHS service providers, NHS commissioners, universities, local authorities, charities and third sector organisations with researchers to work on collaborative projects to bring research evidence into everyday practice. Our aim throughout has been to improve the health of the population and the delivery of health and social care so that it is equitable, appropriate and sustainable.
“Working at the boundaries of research and service provision can be challenging, but also extremely rewarding. As a collaboration of people from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, we are pleased to highlight some of the best work we have done together. With our colleagues and public contributors, we have worked tirelessly to translate research evidence into practice and improve health and care in the West.
“We are delighted to be able to share the results of some of our projects and their impact so far.”