Research networks

We are proud to be a member of a number of NHS research networks.

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was established by the Department of Health in 2006 to create a world class health research system within the NHS. The Clinical Research Network (CRN) is a vital component of the NIHR focusing on:
  • Strengthening and streamlining the systems for research governance
  • Providing support to the NHS to carry out high quality research
  • Making the NHS attractive to commercial and industry sponsored research
North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be a member of the NIHR Clinical Research Network North West Coast.

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care North West Coast (CLAHRC NWC) was established 2014 and is a partnership between NHS organisations, local authorities, universities and the public. Its overall aim is to reduce the time it takes for research findings to be used to make health service improvements and changes. 
Following the publication of 'Innovation, Health and Wealth' by the Department of Health in 2011, a total of 15 Academic Health Science Networks were established across England in 2013/14 with a primary focus of accelerating the adoption and diffusion of innovation across the NHS.  

North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a partner of the North West Coast Academic Health Science Network, which is now known as the Innovation Agency. The main purpose of the Innovation Agency is to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.