CLAHRCs at #HSRN2014

Highlights of CLAHRC involvement at HSRN Symposium 2014 

19-20 June 2014, Nottingham Conference Centre

We are delighted to announce that the programme for this year’s HSRN Symposium will include a number of presentations and posters capturing CLAHRC research. In addition, CLAHRC YH is hosting an exciting ‘design space’ as part of the exhibition, Martin Pitt from PenCLAHRC is arranging a session on systems modelling and simulation and Jo Rycroft-Malone is presenting interim findings from her NIHR-funded evaluation of CLAHRCs. A summary is below for reference (please note: the list of abstracts includes authors who listed CLAHRC as an affiliation).


Abstract title


Job title


The effectiveness of shared care for long-term conditions: a realist review of what works, for whom, and in what circumstances

Rebecca Hardwick &

Rob Anderson


Associate Research Fellow


Associate Professor of Health Economics and Evaluation

PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School

CloseUp Training for foster carers: a university/social care coproduction

Valerie Dunn

Research Associate


University of Cambridge

Navigating Local Context to Influence Change: An International Comparative Study of Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle Conduct

Julie Reed

Academic Co-Director and Health Foundation Improvement Science Fellow

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London, Imperial College

Soaking up knowledge like a sponge? Absorptive capacity in a hospital organisation

Cathy Howe

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Fellow

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital/NIHR  CLAHRC Northwest London

Developing and validating a frailty model for acute medical care based on geriatric syndromes

John Soong

RCP Clinical Quality Improvement Research Fellow

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London

An evaluation of interventions to support the emotional and psychological needs of patients with end-stage renal disease. 

Gill Combes

CLAHRC-WM Deputy Theme Lead, chronic diseases

School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham

Posters [1]

Abstract title


Job title


Improving care in complex systems ? collaborative care for SMI service users

Michael Spence

Programme Manager


Partners in Research ? an Adaptive, Accredited Training Course for Patients and Pubic to Participate in Research, Service Delivery, Design and Evaluation.

Paula Wray

Public Involvement Programme Lead

NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands

A holistic model of dementia training in the acute sector: the role of the Practice

Chiara Lombardo

Research Associate

CLAHRC East of England, University of Cambridge

Implementing a community based stroke rehabilitation service within a rural setting; a qualitative case study of the quality improvement process.

Niki Chouliara


Research Fellow

CLAHRC-EM, University of Nottingham

Having A Structured And Facilitated Approach To Developing Programme Theory: A Qualitative Study To Identify The Technical And Social Functions Of The Action Effect Method

Laurel Issen

Research Associate

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London

A Modified Delphi Approach to Gain Consensus on Assessing Frailty in Acute Care

John Soong

RCP Clinical Quality Improvement Research Fellow

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London

Views of older people on the development of Electronic Health Records in the UK: survey questionnaire

Chrysanthi Papoutsi

Postdoctoral Research Associate

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London/Imperial College London

Supporting an iterative approach to improving healthcare services: a retrospective analysis of documented PDSA cycle conduct

Chris McNicholas

Improvement Science PhD Student

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London

Use of routine data to inform the design and development of an improvement programme

Thomas Woodcock

Information theme lead

NIHR CLAHRC for Northwest London

Exploring the potential of quality improvement methods to assess sustainability

Laura Lennox

Research Assistant

NIHR CLAHRC Northwest London/ Imperial College London/

Testing the effect of ‘design rehabilitation’ an innovative approach to developing self management skills in spinal injuries

Daniel Wolstenholme

Project Manager


Utilisation of COCPIT software to automate heart failure audits in primary care

Lorraine Burey

Project Manager


Whatever happened to shared care?  An exploration of the emergence, evolution and apparent demise of a model of care delivery

Rob Anderson

Assoc. Prof of Health Economics and Evaluation

PenTAG and PenCLAHRC, University of Exeter Medical School

[1] List includes abstracts where author identified their organisation as CLAHRC.

NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship Scheme

Invitation to Apply for a Round 3 NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is pleased to announce the launch of a further round of the NIHR Knowledge Mobilisation Research (KMR) Fellowship Scheme. This scheme, managed by the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre, supports Fellows to undertake a balance of innovative knowledge mobilisation and research into the processes and impacts of such innovation. Through innovative practice and systematic study of that practice, KMR Fellows should advance knowledge and understanding of research use, influence and impact.

KMR Fellowships are personal awards and will fund a Fellow’s salary costs, research costs and a personalised training and development programme.

Further information, full eligibility criteria and instructions for applicants are available on the website of the NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre at .

Applications must be submitted to the NIHR TCC by 1.00 pm on 14th August 2014.

Prof Kate Gerrish is a member of the NIHR panel reviewing applications and would be happy to advise anyone interested in applying from across CLAHRC YH