NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands
NIHR CLAHRC West Midlands is a five-year initiative funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and matched funds provided by local health and social services. The initiative builds on the successful CLAHRC for Birmingham and Black Country pilot with a mission to create lasting and effective partnerships across health and social care organisations, universities (Birmingham, Keele and Warwick) to improve the services we can deliver for patient benefit. For more information about us, download our launch document and current list of projects.
CLAHRC WM publishes a fortnightly blog combining news and thought-provoking, enlightening blog posts from our Director and Co-Directors.
Minister for Life Sciences George Freeman MP hosted the first NIHR Parliamentary Day in Westminster recently. MPs and Peers were invited to learn about the world-class research funded and supported by the NIHR, and how the NIHR has transformed the research environment in England over the past ten years. Click here for more information.
Work by members of CLAHRC WM Theme 3 has recently been featured on the homepage of the Cochrane Library – Dietary fibre for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. The authors (Hartley, May, Loveman, Colquitt, Rees) found that there was a beneficial reduction in total cholesterol and LDL ('bad') cholesterol, and diastolic blood pressure with increased fibre intake. The full paper can be read online.
On the 20th January 2016, CLAHRC WM hosted the first inter-CLAHRC Health Economics for Service Delivery Research workshop at Kings College London’s Strand Campus. The event aimed to allow CLAHRCs to share their plans and activities in developing the methodology of health economics for service delivery research, and highlight any particular challenges and methodological issues.