Applied research to improve health and care in the West and beyond

At the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) West, we conduct applied health research with our partners and others in the health and care sector, alongside patients and members of the public.

Applied health research aims to address the immediate issues facing the health and social care system. We also help bring research evidence into practice and provide training for the local workforce.

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Our applied health research and implementation focus on projects on mental health, public health and prevention, healthier childhoods and integrated and optimal care.

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We are committed to a collaborative approach to patient and public involvement in research and the delivery of health care and services, through our partners People in Health West of England.

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Our training and capacity building work promotes the development of skills in understanding, using and producing evidence for the health and social care, public health and commissioning workforce, as well as the voluntary sector.

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Upcoming events

Bristol Health Partners Conference 2023

  • 17 October 2023
  • Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Bristol, BS2 0NW

Research in Emergency Care, Avon Collaborative Hub (REACH) 2023 Showcase

  • 1 November 2023
  • Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
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