Monday, 21 December 2015
A realist evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs)
A report has been published by the NIHR, which details the independent evaluation of a national initiative to improve patient outcomes; by bringing together producers and users of health research evidence.
“Collective action for knowledge mobilisation: a realist evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care” (CLAHRCs).
The evaluation was led by the University of Bangor, in collaboration with colleagues from some of the CLAHRCs around the country. The final report can be found in the NIHR online journal library.
The protocol for the study was published in 2011, in the journal Implementation Science and can be found here.
The CLAHRCs are an initiative by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to develop collaborative partnerships between the National Health Service, public services and Higher Education Institutions, focused on improving patient outcomes through applied health research and evidence-based implementation.
In addition to the internal evaluations of individual CALHRCs, the NIHR commissioned four independent research projects, which all took different approaches to gaining further understanding of these complex, inter-organisational programmes. The recently published report is the result of one of these projects.
Steven Ariss, Lead Evaluator NIHR CLAHRC for Yorkshire and Humber