The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West Midlands is a five-year initiative (2019-2024) with a mission to create lasting and effective partnerships across health and social care organisations, and universities (Birmingham, Keele and Warwick) in order to improve care services across the West Midlands.
ARC West Midlands Research themes
3. Integrated care in youth mental health
Our research is underpinned by these four cross-cutting themes
5. Organisational science
6. Research methodology and informatics
NIHR ARC West Midlands is one of 15 ARCs across England aiming to improve the health and care of patients and the public. We are part of a £135 million investment by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) with matched funding provided by local health and social services.
Our work builds on research conducted by our predecessors, the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for West Midlands, and the CLAHRC Birmingham and Black Country pilot.