Funding has been awarded to 15 partnerships within England, which will join up some of the country’s best universities, leading innovators and local authorities to solve some of the biggest issues facing health and social care over the next five years.
The 15 new NIHR Applied Research Collaborations will ensure growth in applied health and care research in every region in England. The additional funding means will ensure its world-leading research is turned into real benefits for patients and ensure the NIHR Applied Research Collaborations work together to have national-level impact.
One of the 15 partnerships awarded is The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) with academic leadership from the University of Warwick, which has been awarded almost £9 million funding for five years by the National Institute for Health Research.
The NIHR ARC West Midlands aims to tackle the key issues facing our healthcare system, including the pressures of an ageing population and the increasing demands on the NHS, through collaborative working across NHS Trusts, universities, the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network and other organisations in the West Midlands.
NIHR ARC West Midlands will work closely with Warwick Business School to assess barriers to service improvement, and how best these can be overcome.
The main academic partners for NIHR ARC West Midlands are the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Keele, with UHB and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust the lead NHS organisations for the region.
For a full list of collaborative organisations and their research priorities can be found here