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The Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC) consists of health and social care providers, NHS commissioners, local authorities, universities, public advisers, the Innovation Agency (Academic Health Science Network), working together to learn more about these health inequalities, and overcome the barriers around translating these discoveries in health research into practice which improves lives.

NIHR’s investment, combined with significant matched resources pledged by partners, will grow infrastructure to support a varied portfolio of projects across each theme to support our aims.

Members of ARC NWC:

Edge Hill University
Lancaster University
Liverpool John Moores University
University of Central Lancashire
University of Liverpool
Blackburn with Darwen BC
Blackpool BC
Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cumberland Council
Westmorland and Furness Council
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Lancashire County Council
Lancaster City Council
Liverpool City Council
Sefton Council
Warrington Borough Council
Cheshire and Merseyside ICB
NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria ICB
Vauxhall Primary Health Care (on behalf of Central Liverpool Primary Care Network)
East Lancashire Alliance
Marine Lake Medical Practice
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Wirral Community NHS Trust
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust 
The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Innovation Agency
North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Aintree Primary Care Network
Public Health England
Liverpool House of Memories (National Museums Liverpool)
North West Cancer Research
Spring North
Alzheimer’s Society
The Brain Charity
Randomlight Ltd
Northern Health Science Alliance NHSA
LifeStory Network (tide)
Healthwatch Blackburn with Darwen
Liverpool Health Partners
Active Lancashire
Queen Square Medical Practice
Royal College of Physicians (North)
Community Integrated Care


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