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BRACE Centre secures £3m funding

The Birmingham, RAND, and Cambridge Rapid Service Evaluation (BRACE) Centre has secured funding for another five years, receiving £3 million from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR).
Sarah Clark
Sarah Clark
Research Communications Manager
The BRACE Centre, in which THIS Institute is a partner, is funded by NIHR to conduct rapid evaluations of promising new services and innovations in health and social care.

The team of multidisciplinary researchers will continue to work closely with NHS staff, patients, the public, and others to examine not only what works, but also how and why things work (or don’t) and in what context. This knowledge will provide decision makers with high quality evidence about the potential benefits of promising new service innovations. The team has already delivered rapid evaluations of issues such as the early implementation of primary care networks, virtual wards during COVID-19, the children and young people’s mental health trailblazer programme, and women’s health hubs.

New, planned evaluations will look at patient referral pathways to the NHS Digital Weight Management Programmes, and the NHS General Practice Improvement Programme. Findings will be shared widely via blogs, podcasts, videos, infographics and more.

Professor Justin Waring, Director of BRACE and THIS Fellow, said:

Graham Martin, Director of Research at THIS Institute said:

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