Previous Work

We work together on a range of programmes made up of research and implementation projects in priority areas agreed with our partners.

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


As part of this, our capacity bulding programme works 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.  


Our programme of cross CLAHRC GM research develops new knowledge about issues common to more than one of our programmes, including workforce and the use of technology, as well as studying how the CLAHRC Greater Manchester itself operates.


Our exploiting technologies programme comprises a range of projects where technology is being developed and used to support care, and in particular, how telephone support can be utilised to improve care and support what patients want.


Our work on diabetes and pre-diabetes largely focusses on the implementation and evaluation of lifestyle interventions for people with impaired glucose resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, and what is currently described as non-diabetic hyperglycaemia.


Our end-of-life and wound care programmes are both focused primarily on services provided in the community by a range of organisations, and we aim 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.


Our kidney health programme works 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.


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


Our stroke programme focuses on life after stroke and developing services which look after the whole person to avoid fragmented, uncoordinated care episodes that deal with one problem at a time.


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


We do not currently have any active heart failure work, but during the initial funding of CLARHC Greater Manchester (2008-2013) it was a key area of focus, particularly around the primary care identification, detection and management of heart failure.