Building upon initial links for education the EPRC are now showing steady progress with research collaborations, our partnership strategy is based on generating effective research links with local, national, and international health and social care providers and other academic units. One example of this is with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where we are partners in the Alder Hey Children’s Nursing Research Unit.
Similarly, the EPRC holds long established partnerships with Aintree University Hospital including the joint appointment of Professor Simon Rogers, building from an initial partnership around the Practice Development Unit.
Other examples of research partnerships that are emerging include: Walton Centre for Neurology, the Liverpool Women’s Hospital and the engagement of Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology in the CAT project future development. In addition we have strong research links with Queenscourt Hospice, Claire House Hospice and the Marie Curie Palliative Care Institute, Liverpool and Hospice Africa Uganda This partnership approach has already produced additional grant capture and informed future research planning.