News – NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber is one!

We invite you to celebrate the 1st birthday of the National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH).

Over the last 12 months, since its launch, we have successfully delivered our objective of improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Yorkshire and Humber

We have 32 partners across our region, with 231 staff funded or match funded into the collaboration. We have brought in £11.2 million of funding to our region with £5 million coming in the form of a prestigious grant to our Healthy Children, Healthy Families Theme based in Bradford.

We have 100 ongoing projects with a huge range of methods and topics from nationally recognised areas of work around the impact of mental health on physical health and vice versa and the Health economic impact of air pollution on the people living in our cities.

The collaboration is building skills for the future of our region too with 28 PhD students working alongside leading researchers in their fields

Our work is not going unnoticed with the United Kingdom’s Department of Trade and Industry coming to Sheffield to see our technology work done in collaboration with industrial colleagues from across the world.

Notes for editors

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world. For further information, visit the NIHR website (www.nihr.ac.uk)
The NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (NIHR CLAHRC YH) is one of 13 regional collaborations established to improve healthcare. The CLAHRC YH undertakes high quality applied research and evidence based implementation that is responsive to, and in partnership with, our collaborating organisation, patient, carers and the public, the outcome being an improvement in both the health and wealth of the population of Yorkshire and Humber. The CLAHRC YH has 32 partner organisations including universities, NHS trusts and local authorities. Further information about NIHR CLAHRC YH can be found at http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is one of the UK’s largest NHS Foundation Trusts and one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals. We have over 15,000 staff caring for over a million patients each year at our five hospitals and in the local community:
. The Royal Hallamshire Hospital
. The Northern General Hospital
. Charles Clifford Dental Hospital
. Weston Park Cancer Hospital
. Jessop Wing Maternity Hospital
We offer a full range of local hospital and community health services for people in Sheffield as well as specialist hospital services to patients from further afield in our many specialist centres. The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in neurosciences, spinal injuries, renal, cancer, transplantation, neurosciences and orthopaedics.
The Trust has been awarded the title of ‘Hospital Trust of the Year’ in the Good Hospital Guide three times in five years and we are proud to be one of the top 20% of NHS Trusts for patient satisfaction.
The Trust is a recognised leader in medical research for bone, cardiac, neurosciences and long term conditions such as diabetes and lung disease. We also play a key role in the training and education of medical, nursing and dental students with our academic partners, including the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam.
For more information visit: www.sth.nhs.uk