Building ‘research active’ communities for a healthier population: a clear mission for CLAHRCs, AHSNs, LCRNs

I am in Alberta, Canada.  I have been invited over to share the UK’s experiences in developing public involvement in research.  As ever, it is the similarities and not the differences between our two experiences that strike you on a visit like this. More about those another time. My good friend, Derek Stewart, yesterday wrote an excellent blog with his… Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to the 15 Chairs of the AHSNs

Dear Colleagues, I understand that you have just received your letters from the Department of Health confirming your designation as an Academic Health Science Network (AHSNs) subject, no doubt, to a few refinements. Congratulations. Me and my colleagues from across the world of public involvement are looking forward to working with you to get innovations… Continue Reading →

New stuff!..Dementia ‘infokit’, ‘Building Research Partnerships,’ CLAHRC Q&As, AHSNs and ABPI

Top initiatives today….. Care to learn to care better.   The NIHR Dementia & Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (DeNDRoN) today launched their new ‘Patients in Research’ infokit.  It’s an excellent free resource showcasing work from across health and social care, stories, ideas, tips and tools.  This great piece of kit is all part of a larger effort… Continue Reading →

Is UK health research ready for localism?

A glance at the events already confirmed in my diary for 2014 tells you everything you need to know about the priorities this year compared to last. Events hosted by one or more of the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Care and Research (CLAHRCs) and new Local Clinical Research… Continue Reading →

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