Research Networks

Research networks exist at local, regional and national level. Our network is an example of Allied Health Professionals (AHP) networking for the promotion of research at local level.

At national level, there are UK Clinical Research Networks. At regional level, there is a North West AHP research network and 15 Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) which are funded by the National Institute for Health Research.

ARCs are local partnerships between NHS providers, universities, charities, local authorities and Academic Health Science Networks and other organisations undertaking implementation research, to increase the rate at which research findings are implemented into practice.

NIHR previously funded 13 Collaborations for Leadership in Allied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs) - this scheme closed in September 2019.