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Embracing research opportunities: experiences of a non-NHS healthcare provider

The welcome publication of the UK policy framework for health and social care research (Department of Health/Health Research Authority 2017) has opened up new research engagement possibilities to providers of NHS commissioned healthcare. This has dramatically changed the research landscape for the patients and staff within non-NHS healthcare provider organisations, including ourselves, who are now able to benefit equally from participation in research study activity. The NHS Constitution (2010) recognises the importance of research within healthcare organisations and that there is good evidence of the link between an organisation’s research activity and positive patient outcomes,  which now offers equity  for non-NHS healthcare providers and their patients.

As an existing research willing organisation, City Health Care Partnership (CHCP CIC) has welcomed these changes and is embracing this development to expand their research engagement and experience to include NIHR portfolio studies. This has opened the opportunity to work closely with the Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Research Network (CRN) and we have embarked on a working partnership to explore the steps required to become an increasingly research active community.

This has enabled us to share our organisational development, to have support and guidance to increase our research capacity and capability and to continue to develop our existing research governance knowledge, application and strategy. The CRN is gaining valuable experience in working with us as a non-NHS healthcare provider to identify how best to offer that support and guidance.

One year on we wish to share our journey to allow others to benefit from our experiences and lessons learnt. By presenting our experiences from the viewpoints of both the non-NHS healthcare provider and the CRN, we hope to capture the shared benefits and challenges, to inspire others to welcome these new opportunities.

  • Riggs/Lucy (Quality Improvement Practitioner: City Health Care Partnership CIC)
  • Rhymes, Chris (Lead Research Nurse: NIHR CRN Yorkshire and Humber)
City Health Care Partnership CIC