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‘Positive response’ by esteemed panel during review

A team of international experts assessed the mid-stage progress of ARC East Midlands towards its objectives, with recommendations for improvement due.

The organisation chose to organise the independent external review as part of its commitment to continuously improve.

There was also a poster display presented by researchers across the ARC themes, a review of progress to date and discussions about the future direction of the organisation during the meeting on Thursday, June 9, in Leicester.

The members of the review panel were:

  • Simon Denegri, Executive Director at The Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Professor Mike Kelly, Honorary Senior Fellow, University of Cambridge
  • Professor Justin Waring, Professor of Medical Sociology & Healthcare Organisation, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Richard Baker, Professor Emeritus, University of Leicester

Professor Kamlesh Khunti CBE, ARC East Midlands Director, said: “We are certain that we benefit from this process and feel that there was a positive response. The panel members were complimentary about the applied health research centre and we look forward on receiving the feedback.”

Colleagues presented to the panel with a range of presentations about our work, including:

  • Equality, diversity, inclusion and PPIE empowering research and communities
  • Implementation, communications and impact functions
  • Academic career development support
  • Theme presentations:

- Building community resilience and enabling independence 

- Data2Health

- Ethnicity and health inequalities

- Managing multiple long-term conditions

- Mental health and wellbeing

- Translating and implementing sustainable service improvement

  • Governance
  • Finance and performance management
  • Scientific committee overview
  • Working with East Midlands Academic Health Science Network

ARC East Midlands started in October 2019 thanks to a five-year funding allocation from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), having replaced the previous regional applied health unit called Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) East Midlands. A mid-term review was also held in the previous CLAHRC.

Published on: 27 Jun 2022