Our Impact

Our impact so far illustrates our success in improving the health of the people of Wessex and the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care.

  • Best of CLAHRC Wessex - Highlights from 5 years of applied health research

    30th September 2019

    Collaboration has always been at the heart of CLAHRC Wessex’ work – the clue is in the name given to us by our funding body, the National Institute for Health Research: the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRC).  As NIHR CLAHRC Wessex, we have built capacity and infrastructure to carry out research responsive to the needs of local health provid... Read more >

  • NHS Local Research and Innovation Survey - Regional Report and Statement

    22nd May 2019

    The AHSN Network, NHS England and the NIHR commissioned ComRes to conduct a survey that would provide a detailed understanding of the innovation and research needs at local level across all AHSNs. The findings of this project were used to produce an initial statement of innovation and research needs in each AHSN area.These statements, alongside the regional and national report findings, will be... Read more >

  • CLAHRC Wessex Qualitative Support Group

    18th March 2019

    “The idea of the qualitative support group was initiated by Dr Kinda Ibrahim who felt that establishing a peer support network for members within CLAHRC Wessex and the wider University could be helpful to facilitate the use and development of qualitative research in health, illness and care. This group has been massively supported by CLAHRC central team and Professors Cathy Pope and prof A... Read more >

  • 2018/19 Springboard Programme

    14th September 2018

    2018/19 Springboard Programme  led by Professor Catherine PopeNIHR CLAHRC Wessex Springboard is a personal development programme for women that has run in over 30 countries. It offers an opportunity to focus on your work and personal life, and builds on your experience and your individual context to help you to make good decisions and set objectives.The programme includes:4 one-d... Read more >

  • Data tips for charity on offer from specialists - Data Dive event, Southampton this September

    11th June 2018

    NIHR CLAHRC Wessex is working with the Office for National Statistics, the University of Southampton and a charity called DataKind UK to help charities understand and get the best from their data.Dr Brad Keogh from the Data Science and Health Analytics team says:  "Sixty data scientists will be available at this two days event to offer their skills to help charities understand their data ... Read more >

  • CLAHRC Wessex research teams continue valuable work right through to October 2019

    4th June 2018

    It's an exciting time for the research teams working at the CLAHRC Wessex. With more than 80 research projects completed or near completion the teams have been given further funding to work on a further 17 news research studies until Autumn 2019.These projects combine the expertise and experience of our researchers working across the University of Southampton and the NHS.Research into ag... Read more >

  • Hampshire Hospitals becomes first Trust in Wessex to implement ReSPECT process

    2nd October 2017

    “THINKING about the treatment you would and would not like to receive in a medical emergency is incredibly important, not just for you, but for your family too.” That’s the view of Roy Ford, pictured, who has first-hand experience of the difference that considering your options in advance can make.Earlier this year, Roy’s wife, Janet, was diagnosed with liver and pancreatic cancer. Just day... Read more >

  • Winning a poster award at the NIHR Doctoral Research Training Camp - by Claire Reidy

    23rd August 2017

    As an NIHR CLAHRC PhD student I was invited to attend a (gruelling) training camp; the Eighth NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp last month in  Leeds. The focus of this “camp” (don’t let that friendly word fool you…) was on “The Art of Communication”. The premise of this, quite rightly, was that a successful career in research relies on the ability to communicate your... Read more >

  • Should Wessex implement ReSPECT process? – The NIHR CLAHRC Wessex hosted event.

    24th May 2017

    On May 11 2017, the NIHR CLAHRC Team brought together 44 delegates from organisations across the Wessex region and beyond as well as wide range of people including the public, paramedics, nursing staff, clinicians, managers and researchers.The event was to examine and reflect on whether the ReSPECT approach to decision making for emergency care should be adopted. ReSPECT stands for the Recommen... Read more >

  • Modelling the time to diagnosis in people with dementia - Dr Tom Monks

    23rd May 2017

    Diagnosis of dementia is a national priority in the UK. The current national target is for 66% of people with underlying dementia to have a confirmed diagnosis. Most these diagnoses occur in an NHS memory clinic.  The government has set a target of 6 weeks from referral by a GP to diagnosis.  It is currently unclear how achievable this target is, given the current resources within the... Read more >

  • See our NIHR Wessex Trainees explain their wide ranging work

    28th April 2017

    Here at NIHR CLAHRC Wessex we have more than 20 'Trainees' who are carrying out important applied health research as part of their PhDs.Many combine a clinical role with their research, and to showcase their research we have created videos to explain what they do. Click to watch our videos Read more >

  • Dr Ryan Buchanan explains how his work with Hepatitis C treatment and testing

    31st March 2017

    Dr Ryan Buchanan has been working with hard to reach communities on the Isle of Wight to uncover the hidden population of people with the devastating illness Hepatitis C.He has found that by training pharmacy staff to take tests at local chemists he was able to engage with drug users who would be reluctant to come into contact with more formal NHS services.Here he explains the success of his re... Read more >

  • Genie to look at the experience of young adult carers

    28th March 2017

     According to research by the Children's Society there are estimated to be 700,000 young carers aged between 5 and 17 years old in the UK.Here at CLAHRC Wessex we are about to start working on some research giving us an insight into the lives and experiences of young carers, using our online networking tool Genie.Genie has been developed to help people connect with the resources and support net... Read more >

  • Genie set for launch

    27th March 2017

    An online tool designed to help people to manage their long term condition is being launched in Winchester this month.GENIE has been developed over a number of years by researchers based at the University of Southampton and funded by the National Institute for Health Research (CLAHRC Wessex).The web based program works by connecting people to the activities and resources in their local communit... Read more >

Best of CLAHRC Wessex - Highlights from 5 years of applied health research

Collaboration has always been at the heart of CLAHRC Wessex’ work – the clue ... read more >

Patient and public involvement is vital to the success of the CLAHRC.

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