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Previous Work (CLAHRC GM)

Archived work from the NIHR CLAHRC GM funding award 2014 - 2019


The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC) Greater Manchester was a partnership between providers and commissioners from the NHS, industry, the third sector and the University of Manchester. CLAHRC GM aimed to improve the health of people in Greater Manchester and beyond through carrying out research and putting it into practice.

As part of this, the capacity bulding programme worked with healthcare professionals from partner organisations to increase the knowledge about evidence informed evaluation, along with offering internships to improve the research knowledge of the NHS workforce.  

The cross CLAHRC GM research programme developed new knowledge about issues common to more than one of the CLAHRC GM programmes, including workforce and the use of technology, as well as studying how the CLAHRC GM operated.

The exploiting technologies programme comprised of a range of projects where technologies were developed and used to support care, and in particular, how telephone support could be utilised to improve care and support what patients want.

CLAHRC GM's work on diabetes and pre-diabetes largely focussed on the implementation and evaluation of lifestyle interventions for people with impaired glucose resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, which are usually described as non-diabetic hyperglycaemia.

The end-of-life and wound care programmes both focused primarily on services provided in the community by a range of organisations; they aimed to build relationships and create new networks of community service providers, by putting into practice locally relevant research evidence. This has already led to the development of new opportunities and partnerships for research.

The kidney health programme worked with local primary and secondary care practitioners and commissioners to improve the identification and management of people with kidney problems, as well as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.

The organising healthcare programme worked on a range of projects related to extending access, workforce and integration in primary care services across the Greater Manchester region.

CLAHRC GM's  stroke programme focused on life after stroke and services invovled with whole person care,  to avoid fragmented, uncoordinated care episodes that deal with one problem at a time.

The mental health programme comprised of work around increasing the awareness and understanding of the physical health problems that many people with severe mental illness may experience.

Bwteewn 2013 - 2019, CLAHRC GM did not specfically focus on heart failure, howeber during the initial funding of CLAHRC Greater Manchester (2008-2013) it was a key area of focus, particularly around the primary care identification, detection and management of heart failure.

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