The CLAHRC Partnership Programme

The CLAHRC Partnership Programme supports the work of the NIHR CLAHRCs, facilitating knowledge exchange between CLAHRCs, with research and innovation infrastructure and with the wider NHS.


The programme facilitates communications across CLAHRCs by:

  • Working with CLAHRC Communications leads and NIHR CCF Communications to deliver a programme of inter-CLAHRC communications via email, social media, CPP website and via National Comms meetings.

  • Coordinating monthly themed CLAHRC newsletters to showcase and promote research between CLAHRCs, the research and innovation infrastructure and with the wider NHS.

  • Promoting and maintaining NIHR CLAHRC BITEs library through CPP website and via NICE Evidence Search, and development/maintenance of CLAHRC research database.

  • Maintaining national interface with NOCRI, CCF and other NIHR infrastructure as required by Directors, Programme Managers and leads.

  • Supporting Directors Communications sub group to develop and deliver an agreed national Communications strategy and agreed outputs.

  • Delivering / supporting national CLAHRC events and seminars, and production of CLAHRC publications.

  • Providing a secretariat for the national CLAHRC Directors meetings (three times a year) and supporting CLAHRC Managers through additional meetings and organisation of Action Learning Sets.

  • Supporting a national CLAHRC response to strategic opportunities.

  • Delivering the NIHR CLAHRC contribution to the annual HSRUK Conference.