North West London

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Northwest London (NWL) was established in October 2008. CLAHRCs undertake high quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and service users, and support the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS and social care.

CLAHRC NWL is part of the NIHR Infrastructure, hosted by Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the main academic partner is Imperial College London. They have been successful in securing funding from 2014-2018. CLAHRC NWL is a £10 million initiative with a further £10 million in matched funding contributed from partner organisations. They work in partnership with NHS, academia, patient groups, providers, commissioners, industry and the third sector. 

CLAHRC North West London carries out research under the following themes:

  • Early Years 
  • Breathlessness 
  • Frailty 

Cross-cutting themes:

  • Collaborative Learning and Partnerships
  • Improvement Science and Quality Improvement 
  • Mental and physical wellbeing 
  • Patient and Public Engagement & Involvement
  • Public Health and Information Intelligence