As part of the National Institute for Health Research, we use the skills, knowledge and expertise of researchers, health and social care professionals, managers, commissioners and patients to conduct high quality research projects to find new ways of improving healthcare. Our aim is to ensure the results of the research are translated quickly and effectively into benefits for patients, the wider NHS and social care.

Please see our About Us section for a recently developed info-graphic outlining the CLAHRC NWL journey so far.

  • 2016-09
    Learning about healthcare professional-patient/public collaboration in quality improvement
    We’d like to learn from the experiences of healthcare professionals and patients or members of the public, who have worked together to improve the quality of healthcare services, either for particular groups of patients, or in specific settings (for example, in GP practices, community settings or hospitals etc).
    What is the purpose of this study?
    We want to learn more about how healthcare professionals and patients, carers or the public (henceforth patients/public), work together in across a range of quality improvement initiatives. 
    We’d like to hear from experiences of both healthcare professionals and patients/public who have experienced this way of working. This includes, healthcare professionals and patients/public working together as team members, or patients/public leading or being involved to improve healthcare design or delivery. 
    We will be conducting semi-structured interviews, over the phone, skype or in person (where feasible), which will last no longer than 1 hour.
    Please note, we are excluding initiatives that have used Experience-Based Co-Design, due to research which is already being carried out to explore this method.
    If you would like to share your experiences, or would like further information/have questions, please get in touch with Meerat Kaur,

    Posted 9 Aug 2016, 02:18 by Derryn Lovett
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New research highlights lack of Sickle Cell support 
London Live Interview with Dr Subarna Chakravorty 

London Live interview

"A lack of awareness and information of the UK's biggest genetic blood disorder is affecting the care people living with Sickle Cell Disease receive. That's according to new research led by Imperial College London AND Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in partnership with the Sickle Cell Society. Dr Subarna Chakravorty, the clinical lead on the project speaks to London Live News about the findings."

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