The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands, led by Professor Kamlesh Khunti, brings together a collaboration of local providers and commissioners of NHS services, universities, industry and other partners. It leads applied health research across the region, translating research findings into improved outcomes for patients.
The programme, led by world-class researchers, was developed through extensive consultation with our partners and the public.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) East Midlands is one of 15 across England, and is part of £135 million investment by the NIHR.
The ARC will conduct research of the highest scientific quality and address the most important health and care challenges for communities across the region and nationally, into six main areas:
- Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence
- Ethnicity and Health Inequalities
- Managing Multimorbidity
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Translating and Implementing Sustainable Service Improvement
ARC East Midlands works closely with the BME Centre. This includes:
- BME Centre staff lead and work on ARC Projects;
- BME Centre staff provide specialist advice and support for ARC projects;
- The BME Centre have prepared a course on Cultural Competency that will be available to all ARC staff both in the East Midlands and the other ARCs. The course includes four components, which are: self-awareness, cultural knowledge, cross-cultural skills and practice, and is accompanied with a guidance toolkit.
NIHR ARC for EM can be contacted at (0116) 258 8969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.