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The Partners

Our four core partners are the key NHS bodies tasked with taking forward research and evidence- based innovation in the West of England (see map). They have all made a strategic commitment to work together to involve the public at all levels of the work they do.

The West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN) brings together the NHS and universities to work with industry to identify, adopt and spread innovation and good practice.
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC West) is a partnership of health and social care organisations, universities and other relevant bodies to improve patient and population outcomes through the conduct and application of applied health research.
The NIHR Clinical Research Network: West of England provides the infrastructure to ensure timely and timely efficient delivery of high quality research in the NHS.
Bristol Health Partners is a strategic partnership of the Bristol city region’s NHS organisations, universities and local authority, aiming to improve health and care through collaboration in research, innovation and education.