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Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
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Research Networks


We have a long-standing relationship with the University of Leicester - the Greenwood Institute of Child Health and the Department of Health Sciences, in particular. We have strong connections to their work in psychiatry for the elderly, adult psychiatry and the Health & Disability Research Group.

University of Loughborough is another of our partners - particularly their Centre for Research into Eating Disorders.

We have links with De Montfort University, the universities of Birmingham and Nottingham, the Institute of Psychiatry, and other institutions across Europe.

Mental Health Research Network

We are a key component of the Heart of England hub of the Mental Health Research Network - one of the topic-specific networks that comprise the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC)

We are involved in this major initiative, funded by the NIHR and involving the NHS Trusts in Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland. This is a five-year collaboration to research depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), diabetes, respiratory and renal failure, amongst other things, under these general themes:

    • prevention

    • early diagnosis

    • rehabilitation

    • self-management

    • implementation.

    CLAHRC is a body that exists to ensure that the results of good research are speedily applied to everyday clinical practice.

    NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network

    We are a member of the NIHR Comprehensive Local Research Network for Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland (LNR CLRN) - part of the NHS research and development strategy. Our objective is to provide a sound research management and governance system and to actively encourage high quality research. 

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