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AHSN Survey of Local Research and Innovation Needs of the NHS

The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that would provide a detailed understanding of the innovation and research needs at local level across all AHSNs. The findings of this project were used to produce an initial statement of innovation and research needs in each AHSN area. To view the regional report for the West Midlands AHSN, please click here.

These statements, alongside the regional and national report findings, will be used to facilitate further discussions at regional level, involving patients and the public and the research community, to develop and refine the priorities highlighted. Each AHSN region will publish a statement of local innovation and research needs, and this is the initial statement for the West Midlands.

The national report is available on the NIHR website –

Fri 28 Jun 2019, 15:26

NIHR DC Signal

We are delighted to say that an NIHR DC Signal has been produced on work that has been funded in conjunction with CLAHRC WM.

The Signal is titled "Aerobic exercise moderately reduces depressive symptoms in new mothers", and can be found here.

Tue 28 Nov 2017, 10:17

UCL Health Economics Symposium 2018

UCL Health Economics Symposium 2018

Monday 5 February

9:30 – 17:00

Venue: UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Registration is now open for the UCL Health Economics Symposium on Monday 5 February 2018 at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

This one-day Symposium, organised by the UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain, will bring together a wide range of health economists, providing a great opportunity for you to find out more about health economics research at UCL and further afield.

The day will take a life course approach. The morning will focus on health economics in early childhood, followed by later childhood and adolescence. After lunch, attendees will hear from relevant research funders about their strategic vision for health economics funding, and the afternoon will continue through the life course, focusing on adulthood and the elderly.

Speakers from UCL and beyond will present their innovative research and answer your questions. Attendees will also enjoy two keynote lectures from internationally leading speakers.

For more information and to register to attend, please click on the following link:

There is no registration fee for this event, and food and drink will be provided. Due to space limitations, timely registration is essential.

We very much hope to welcome you on Monday 5 February 2018 for a fascinating day discovering health economics research and the opportunity to meet other health economists from across UCL and beyond.

Best wishes,

Sent on behalf of the UCL Health Economics Theme Committee:

Professor Steve Morris (Department of Applied Health Research)

Dr Gianluca Baio (UCL Department of Statistical Science)

Dr Gabriella Conti (UCL Institute of Education and UCL Department of Economics)

Dr Anna Gola (UCL Department of Psychiatry)

Rachael Hunter (UCL Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health)

Ian Shemilt (UCL Institute of Education – EPPI-Centre)

Dr Jolene Skordis-Worrall (UCL Institute for Global Health)

Dr Marcos Vera-Hernandez (UCL Department of Economics)

Sarah Welsher (Strategic Coordinator, UCL Populations & Lifelong Health Domain)

Jessica Grant (SLMS Research Coordination Office, Communications & Events Officer)

Tue 21 Nov 2017, 10:00

Health and Social Care Summit, June 26th

CLAHRC WM would like to thank all involved with the Health and Social Care Summit, which took place on June 26th. The event was a great success, and all involved were very pleased with the quality of discussion and issues raised as research opportunities, and it was great to see the collaboration already in place across a range of academic, health and social care organisations across regions.

Below you can find links to the PowerPoint presentations given on the day:

Bringing us Back to Earth

Integrating Social and Health Care

Integration in a Single Patch or Person

Meeting the Challenge

Focussing on New Integrated Structures

Wed 26 Jul 2017, 10:34 | Tags: Health and Social Care Summit

Report Theme 3 are involved with won 2nd place in a national competition

The Annual DPH report on childhood obesity, in which many members of CLAHRC Theme 3: Prevention and Detection were involved, has been awarded 2nd place in the 2017 Public Health Annual report competition run by the Association of Directors of Public Health.

More details below:

Tue 06 Jun 2017, 11:53

Annual DPH report on childhood obesity has won award

The annual DPH report on childhood obesity which was worked on by many members of CLAHRC Theme 3: Prevention and Detection has been awarded 2nd place the 2017 public health annual report competition. Further details below:

Tue 06 Jun 2017, 11:50

New Vacancy: Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Dr Karen Shaw is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Research Fellow to join a Marie Cure funded project to evaluate the Child and Young Person's Advance Care Plan (CYPACP); a set of resources to help families and health professionals plan ahead for a child’s deterioration, emergency events, or end-of-life. With supervision, the role holder will undertake the daily management and administration of the project. This includes interviewing families and professionals within the West Midlands and developing an online questionnaire.

Full details can be found here:

Mon 22 May 2017, 13:52

New Vacancy: Research Fellow (Healthy Dads) - 49729

A new vacancy has become available within CLAHRC WM. Please see here for further details.

Please be aware that the closing date for applciations for this post is May 23rd.

Fri 19 May 2017, 09:32

New Vacancy: Research fellow CLAHRC- 56969

A new position as a Research Fellow has opened up withn CLAHRC WM. Please apply for the post before June 8th.

For further information on the role, please see here.

Wed 17 May 2017, 10:12

MOOC: ‘Leadership for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation’

Warwick Business School has developed a new, massive open-access online course (MOOC) on ‘Leadership for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation’, starting on 22nd May, and running over six weeks.

Please see here for further details.

Mon 15 May 2017, 10:37

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