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CLAHRC Greater Manchester

The NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester aims to improve the health of people in Greater Manchester and beyond by carrying out research and putting it into practice.

The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Greater Manchester is a partnership between providers and commissioners from the NHS, industry, the third sector and the University of Manchester.

The NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester's work

The CLAHRC works on a range of programmes made up of research and implementation projects in priority areas agreed with its partners.

CLAHRC's programme of cross-programme research develops new knowledge about issues common to more than one of its programmes. These include workforce and the use of technology, as well as studying how the CLAHRC itself operates.

Its exploiting technologies programme comprises projects where technology is being developed and used to support care. It particularly looks at how telephone support can be utilised to improve care and support what patients want.

Its end-of-life and wound care programmes are both focused primarily on services provided in the community by a range of organisations. The programme aims to build relationships and create new networks of community service providers, by putting into practice locally relevant research evidence. This has already led to the development of new opportunities and partnerships for research.

Its kidney health programme works with local primary and secondary care practitioners and commissioners to improve the identification and management of people with kidney problem. It also aims to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Its organising healthcare programme works on local and national projects related to extending access to primary care services. It also has work relating to the devolution of health and social care funding to Greater Manchester.

Its stroke programme focuses on life after stroke and developing services which look after the whole person. This is to avoid fragmented, uncoordinated care episodes that deal with one problem at a time.

Prior to 2016, CLAHRC had a range of other projects, focused in the area of mental health, which are now completed (although some dissemination work is ongoing).

CLAHRC Greater Manchester's relationship with the School

A number of researchers at the School are funded or part-funded by the NIHR CLAHRC Greater Manchester.

NameJob titleEmail address
Lynn Austin  Research Associate 
Penny Bee  Senior Lecturer 
Nicky Cullum  Professor of Nursing 
Janet Diffin Research Associate
Jo Dumville  Senior Lecturer in Applied Health Research 
Judith Gellatly  Research Fellow
Gunn Grande  Professor of Palliative Care 
Trish Gray  Research Fellow 
Jane Griffiths Lecturer
Karina Lovell  Director of Research and Professor of Mental Health
Karen Luker  Professor