Pioneering research network awarded multi-million pound funding

The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research Yorkshire and Humber is one of 13 pioneering research networks awarded multi-million pound funding to tackle the area’s most pressing health problems.

The £24 million programme, funded by the National Institute for Health Research and partner organisations, will test new ways of delivering and re-designing health services. It will tackle health inequalities and help to answer specific clinical questions that will improve health and healthcare for local people.

The Yorkshire and Humber team, known as CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber, brings together leading universities, local authorities, NHS Hospital Trusts, local government, industry, charities patients and the public to transform the lives of millions of people living in the region.

Over the next five years, CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber will:

  • Develop innovative health services through joint working between patients and partner organisations
  • Improve services for people suffering with diabetes, chronic lung diseases and mental health disorders as well as stroke survivors
  • Use remote health technologies to aid monitoring and self-management for patients with long term conditions
  • Improve diagnosis and services for the frail and elderly
  • Tackle health inequalities in the Yorkshire and Humber, which has some of the highest levels of social deprivation in the country.

CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Pioneering research

Health researchers from the team have already begun working on an ‘intelligent shoe’. The shoe, which uses a set of sensors to capture motion, instantly relaying feedback to stroke survivors on how fast they are walking, distance travelled, steps taken and whether there is equal weight distribution in their step and balance – improving balance, aiding independence and preventing falls.

Further information

For further information about CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber email Daniel Wolstenholme, Core Project Manager, on or call 0114 2712230.



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