The National Institute for Health Research has announced a £135 million investment in 15 new NIHR Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs), in a bid to improve health and social care over the next five years.
The funding has been awarded to 15 partnerships covering every area of England, made up of health and care providers, commissioners, local authorities, universities, private companies, charities, and academics. It aims to increase the rate at which research findings are implemented into practice. Among the topics under consideration by the ARCs are:
- Health systems & workforce: supporting health and social care by improving service delivery
- Healthy communities: improving public health across the life course
- Community health and social care improvement
- Living well with dementia.