The National Institute for Health Research Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care West (NIHR CLAHRC West) works with partner organisations, including the NHS, local authorities and universities, to conduct applied health research and implement research evidence, to improve health and healthcare across the West of England.
The Capacity Development Team (one Professor and two Senior Lecturers seconded from UWE) started in Sept 2014, with a broad remit to build capacity in research.
We took a qualitative and quantitative approach to investigating ‘demand and supply’ – who needed health research training and who was supplying it. We then developed an innovative capacity building programme of short courses.
Here we report on the training programme for the period May 2015 – December 2016.