National Institute for Health Research
Collaboration for Leadership in
Applied Health Research and Care

East Midlands
University of Nottingham
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What is CLAHRC
East Midlands?

Following a successful five year pilot, the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) awarded funding to 13 Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) across England.

CLAHRC East Midlands will receive £28 million in funding for a period of five years (2013-18). It will improve patient outcomes by conducting research of local relevance and international quality into five main areas:

  1. preventing chronic disease
  2. managing chronic disease
  3. caring for older people and stroke survivors
  4. enhancing mental health
  5. implementing evidence and improvement.

CLAHRC East Midlands will build on the achievements of the CLAHRCs for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR) and Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire (NDL) in bringing together health providers, commissioners, patient groups, health and research networks, life science industries and academic institutions to support the NHS to meet local priorities.

The legacy of CLAHRCs NDL and LNR is a wealth of expertise in prevention and management of chronic disease, public and mental health, and implementation and improvement science.


CLAHRC EM covers 6 counties and over 4.5 million people

Our pedigree

From 2008-13 CLAHRCs LNR and NDL:

  • delivered +100 projects
  • recruited over 30,000 participants
  • attracted +£20 million of external funding
  • published +300 papers in journals
  • supported +30 PhDs.



NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands


Diabetes Research Centre
College of Medicine, Biological Sciences & Psychology
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road

Telephone: 0116 258 8969