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The legacy of CLAHRC East Midlands

The legacy of CLAHRC East Midlands: where, why and how is evidence produced by the CLAHRC taken up in key decision-making processes across the region’s healthcare organisations?

The origins of the NIHR’s CLAHRC programme can be traced to longstanding concerns about the extent to which, and the speed with which, research evidence has an impact on healthcare practice. Numerous studies have suggested that, worldwide, the translational ‘pipeline’ is lengthy and leaky. CLAHRCs can be seen as part of the response to this situation. Yet concerns that research and practice are often poorly articulated continue to be expressed. 

This study therefore seeks to examine the impact and influence of research carried out by and with CLAHRC East Midlands (and its two legacy CLAHRCs, in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland, and Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire). The study uses a mixture of qualitative methods (including interviews, documentary analysis and observation) to look at the work of the CLAHRC as a whole, and a small number of case studies of individual CLAHRC projects and their approaches to research translation and implementation. 

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For more information about this study, please email: gm624@medschl.cam.ac.uk