Improving our health by translating research evidence into local NHS practice

What is Birmingham & black country clahrc?

The NIHR Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Birmingham & Black Country is one of nine pilot CLAHRC’s funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). CLAHRCs have been established to undertake high-quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and to support the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS.


The CLAHRC for Birmingham & Black Country covers all the Birmingham Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) and extends into the area covered by two of the four Black Country PCTs.

Map of the West Midlands




Innovation; the new revolution

The first CLAHRC BBC dissemination conference took place on Friday 27th November and was a great success! Thank to all who attended, we hope you found it interesting and informative. If you would like to find out more please click here.

Scientific Advisory Group

Our next international scientific advisory group chaired by Prof Jeremy Grimshaw convenes on 1st to 2nd Feb 2010.

We are developing the following cross-cutting topics under their steer:
- Methodology & epistemology of health services research
- Sociological developments
- Knowledge translation and the study of interactions between academia and NHS

Contact Us

Contact Us

CLAHRC Programme Manager
Miss Nathalie Maillard

Tel: +44 (0) 121 414 2634
Fax: +44 (0) 121 414 6216