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Title: The challenges of evaluating large-scale, multi-partner programmes: the case of NIHR CLAHRCs
Authors: Martin, Graham P.
Ward, Vicky
Hendy, Jane
Rowley, Emma
Nancarrow, Susan
Heaton, Janet
Britten, Nicky
Fielden, Sandra
Ariss, Steven
First Published: 1-Nov-2011
Publisher: Policy Press
Citation: Evidence & Policy, 2011, 7 (4), pp. 489-509
Abstract: The limited extent to which research evidence is utilised in healthcare and other public services is widely acknowledged. The United Kingdom government has attempted to address this gap by funding nine Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRCs). CLAHRCs aim to carry out health research, implement research findings in local healthcare organisations and build capacity across organisations for generating and using evidence. This wide-ranging brief requires multifaceted approaches; assessing CLAHRCs’ success thus poses challenges for evaluation. This paper discusses these challenges in relation to seven CLAHRC evaluations, eliciting implications and suggestions for others evaluating similarly complex interventions with diverse objectives.
DOI Link: 10.1332/174426411X603470
ISSN: 1744-2648
eISSN: 1744-2656
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: © 2011 The Policy Press. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Evidence & Policy. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Evidence & Policy, 2011, 7 (4), pp. 489-509 is available online at: The authors' post-print version should not be cited.
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