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Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) replace CLAHRCs

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North Thames has been launched today to focus on five themes in applied health research: mental health, multi-morbidity, population health and social care, innovation and implementation, and health economics and data.

NIHR ARC North Thames, which replaces the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames, will also be running short courses on evaluation and getting started in research for NHS and public health staff and applied health researchers.

The NIHR ARC North Thames is one of 15 ARCs partnerships between NHS providers, universities, charities, local authorities and other organisations launched across England, which replace the NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs).

The NIHR CLAHRC North Thames had multiple successes and achievements including improving uptake of bowel cancer screening with up to 59,000 more people in England taking a test each year. See the CLAHRC’s short film and booklet.

Find out more about the NIHR’s ARCs.

Applied health researchers evaluate health care and population health interventions, services, systems and national policies in order to improve health and address inequalities in health.