NIHR Applied Research Collaboration South London
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds local collaborations to support applied health research and research on implementation of health and care evidence into day-to-day practice. NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) support applied health and care research that responds to, and meets, the needs of local populations and local health and care systems.
The NIHR ARC South London began on 1 October 2019. It aims to conduct high-quality research to help the NHS and care services offer excellent care based on sound evidence across south London and beyond. This research responds to the needs of local patients, and local health and care systems. In particular, it aims to address the challenges of an ageing society, more people living with multi-morbidities (two or more long-term health conditions), increasing demands on our health and care system and inequalities in health and care. It is one of 15 local partnerships between NHS providers, universities, charities, local authorities, Academic Health Science Networks and other organisations also undertake implementation research to increase the rate at which research findings are implemented into practice.
Staff at the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce are leading on the NIHR ARC South London’s Social Care theme.
More about ARCs and the other themes being explored at NIHR ARC South London.