Collaboration between four institutions will use behavioural science to help inform policy decisions made by government and other public bodies.
Formerly the Organising Health Research Network, the Applied (Health) Research Centre West Midlands is a research grouping concerned with impact policy and organisational practice, commonly through empirical health and social care studies, supported by large scale funding.
Current projects include:
NIHR Applied (Health) Research Centre (ARC) West Midlands - Implementation Theme, hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (£1.1 million, Currie, Swan, Oborn, Burgess)
ESRC Exploring Innovations in Transition to Adulthood (EXIT Study) (£1.63 million, Currie, Swan)
Health Foundation Evaluation of Virginia Mason Initiative (£400,000, Burgess, Currie, Crump)
Suite of projects under the Warwick-Monash-Alliance (WMA) Healthcare Improvement Partnership, most recently NHMRC award for ‘Women into Leadership in Healthcare’ ($Aus 5 million, Currie, Crump)
NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded research on new care models for the homeless (£118,000, Swan, Currie).
Centre Director: Professor Graeme Currie.
Nicola Burgess details how to build improvement capability and foster a culture of continuous improvement.
Nicola Burgess delivers the fourth lesson from her investigation into the experimental partnership between the NHS and the US Virgina Mason Institute.
This first in a series of six lessons from Nicola Burgess on building a culture of continuous improvement that are relevant to every organisation in healthcare.
Nicola Burgess' second lesson from her evaluation of the UK National Health Service's five-year partnership with the Virginia Mason Institute.
Nicola Burgess with the third lesson from her five-year evaluation of the NHS partnership with the US healthcare group Virginia Mason Institute.
After three decades driving service advances in the NHS, Helen Bevan is joining Warwick Business School as Professor of Practice.