Yorkshire and Humber has a ten year record of a highly successful NIHR CLAHRC programme where we collaborated with partners including the NHS, Local Authorities, industry and charities, to conduct research in health and social care and public health to improve the lives of people regionally and beyond.

We aim to build on these successes and are proposing an ambitious Yorkshire and the Humber Applied Research Collaboration (YHARC). We will work with existing partners and new partners, who will contribute to fund the work and ensure its relevance to the people of Yorkshire and the Humber, with some components addressing national priorities. At its core, YHARC will address inequality and include vulnerable and often hard to reach groups (e.g. with severe mental illness, or advanced frailty). Themes will work closely with patients and the public to set targets for their work programmes.

The cross-cutting themes of Improvement Science and Health Economics, Evaluation, and Equality add value by providing health economic and improvement science expertise across the YHARC research programme, utilising world leading academic centres.