Researchers at the University of Birmingham hope the findings of a newly published study will help academics and health care professionals work more closely together in the future.
The five-year Birmingham and the Black Country CLAHRC Theme 1 project set out to look at how NHS Trusts redesign services, and how these changes affect patients’ experiences and clinical outcomes. In the process, researchers also looked at new ways of working together with managers and clinicians, in the three NHS Acute Trusts involved in the project.
The CLAHRC Programme, which stands for Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, is funded by the National Institute for Health Research with matched funding from participating NHS organisations. The second phase of the programme was launched at the start of the year with HSMC’s Professor Jon Glasby leading the Chronic Disease theme.