Learning from partnership literature: Implications for UK university/National Health Service relationships and for research administrators supporting applied health research

M Perkins, Linda Bauld, D Langley

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Abstract

The National Health Service (NHS) Trusts in England have provided the setting in which applied health investigators conduct their research. Funding for the NHS to support this work has been provided by the government in the form of block allocations to research-active NHS organisations. Historically, grant awards have been held in associated university accounts rather than managed through the NHS. This is now changing.

In professional terms, the area of interest is the partnership working created among UK Universities and NHS Trusts by the new arrangements for funding applied health research in Best Research for Best Health (BRfBH) (UK Department of Health, 2006). This funding, which will largely be sought by clinical academics (i.e., clinically qualified professionals employed by the higher education sector), will be managed through the partner NHS Trusts. This will necessitate greater coordination and collaboration between higher education institutions (HEIs) and the NHS Trusts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-64
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Volume16
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2009

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