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The Oxford NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) will fund 2 new academic clinical fellows (ACF) in core psychiatry and 1 new ACF run-through to child and adolescent psychiatry this year. This is in addition to 1 ACF in psychiatry funded by NIHR, and a further extra ACF post in child and adolescent psychiatry won in last year's national competition.

Five new academic psychiatric training posts acfs funded by national institute of health research

The Oxford CLAHRC comprises a new collaboration of world leading applied health researchers, alongside the users of research, including commissioners, clinicians, patients and the public. This collaboration spans several boundaries between primary and secondary care, between commissioners and providers, and across the translational continuum by linking with the Oxford Academic Health Consortium, the Oxford AHSN and the Oxford NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. With science excellence and strong collaborative leadership, the Oxford CLAHRC will address areas of high importance and relevance for patients as well as key NHS priorities: delivering the most effective and best value services and focussing on those with greatest need - the frail elderly presenting to acute medical services, people with dementia in care homes, and those with chronic enduring illnesses and comorbidities, the highest users of NHS services. We will research new ways of providing services, the potential for patient self-management, and more integrated care across organisational boundaries. We will provide robust evidence of the effectiveness and efficiency of these services and facilitate rapid implementation of evidence based changes for the benefit of patients. Importantly, we also plan the Oxford CLAHRC as enhancing UK applied research training capacity and ensuring local priorities factor into the research agenda and implementation of evidence in the service agenda.