To find resources for a specific theme, please click on the links below.  

Older People

Over the past decade, research with and for care homes has increased, and the need for research to support long term care and policy is increasingly recognised. Research has the potential to inform and enhance the care and experiences of people living and working in care homes. However, there is a need to ensure staff, residents, their families and friends are supported when considering taking part in research. Our guide will help a care home team determine whether they are ‘ready’ to be involved in a research study.  Open guidance here.

Guidance for care home teams_FINAL 29-03-23.pdf

Mental and Physical Multimorbidity

A guide for health professionals

This summary presents some initial findings from the OWLS study on how people with severe mental ill health have been affected by the pandemic restrictions. This report will be updated periodically, and this is the first of the OWLS reports.

OWLS October report 12_10_20.pdf

Improvement Science

Designed and delivered by our Improvement Science theme, these short videos introduce practitioners, researchers and anyone else with an interest in improvement science to key methods and approaches in an accessible way. Topics include:

The videos are uploaded to our YHARC YouTube channel ( when they become available.

Other resources are available on the Improvement Academy website here: 

Improvement Science Snapshot

Health Economics

Sebastian Hinde, Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

Produced by the ARC Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality (HEEE) cross-cutting theme.

Recovering Quality of Life (ReQoL) for users of mental health services

Produced by the ARC Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality (HEEE) cross-cutting theme.

Produced by the ARC Health Economics, Evaluation and Equality (HEEE) cross-cutting theme.

The PROMs resource aims to support the process of selecting and implementing Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in different contexts where PROM data is used for evaluation.  The checklist found within the resource and also in the accompanying document, should be used from the early stages of any evaluation work to identify from the beginning, appropriate PROMs are selected, and that implementation is planned.  (click icons on the side to download the PROMs resource and checklist)

This infographic uses an example which relates to a CLAHRC legacy research Project worked on by Laura and James Lomas from the University of York - ‘Costs and benefits associated with emissions: case study exploring the health impacts of West Yorkshire Low Emission Zone’.

At the ReQoL Community of Practice event in October 2019, participants expressed an interest in using ReQoL data visualisations to enhance meaningful clinical conversations. In response to this request, we have been working to develop and test a Recovering Quality of Life Questionnaire (ReQoL-10) online visualisation tool.  We are pleased to announce that the tool is now available online at

Economics is a discipline broadly concerned with how society allocates its limited resources among alternative uses, whereby Health Economics is mainly concerned with health and social care resources. As such, Health Economics is an important part of resource allocation decision-making when using taxpayers’ money to fund health and social care services.  There are several tools Health Economists use to produce evidence which can aid and guide associated decision-making processes. As part of the NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) project – Unlocking Data to Inform Public Health Policy and Practice (aka. Unlocking Data project) – the researchers, with support from the YH ARC Co-Chair for the PPIE Leadership Group, have developed an online resource which explains how one of these tools, Economic Evaluation, can be used in a health setting. View the guide here: 

PROMS Resource.pdf
PROMs Checklist.pdf
Econ Health Ineq Infog_V3.pdf

A toolkit developed for use by local authorities to help provide an evidence base with this to analyse possible policies that improve air quality (click icons here to download package)

201604_CAPTOR_parameterisation and user guide.pdf
201604_Appendices to CAPTOR_ parameterisation and user guide report.pdf
 Explaining the EQ 5D in about two-and-a-half minutes

To view or download, click on 1st icon here >>>

Developed by North West Coast CLAHRC

To view or download, click on 2nd icon here >>>

NIFTY_18_October_UoY_Health_Economists_FINAL (1).pdf

Patient and Public Involvement / Engagement

Our lay contributor, Ruby Bhatti, spent time with this team and her experiences became part of the Talking Heads. 

Covid and me is a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) public engagement initiative using theatre to raise public awareness of the importance that clinical trials will play during this pandemic. It is aimed to reach all people and specifically to resonate with parts of the community that don’t typically take part in research and  are disproportionality affected with poorer outcomes if they contract COVID-19 – notably BAME, elderly, 50+ with co-morbidities & those from economically deprived areas.

This is a 'call to action' to all people and to aid the reach to those in our most underserved communities that the NHS needs them to ‘Be Part of Research’. Together we will gain understanding of the health inequalities of COVID-19 outcomes to improve health and well- being for all. Learn more about this and watch the videos here.

Alongside other involvement leads in the region, ARC Y&H have contributed to this guidance document - a collation of information and top tips on conducting involvement activities during Covid-19.

PPIE Strategy FINAL 28mar21.pdf

National NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Resources

This newly released publication brings together highlights from across the National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (NIHR CLAHRCs), which became Applied Research Collaborations (ARCs) in October 2019. It showcases achievements from five years of collaborative applied health and care research.

In the document, you will find case studies presented by priority theme, including children and young people, early detection and prevention, managing long term conditions and emergency care and acute illness.