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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) awarded £9.5 million for Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) in the West of England, known as CLAHRC West. CLAHRC West is working on a number of innovative projects designed to address long term conditions and public health challenges. CLAHRC West is hosted by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and brings together our universities, local authorities, NHS Hospital Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups to focus on improving health and healthcare for local people. CLAHRC West officially started on 1st January 2014 with Director Professor Jenny Donovan, Professor of Social Medicine at the University of Bristol.

See the CLAHRC West website for more information.