DescriptionThe National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) North Thames is a collaboration between world leading universities, the NHS, University College London (UCL) Partners, local authorities, patients, the public, industry and charities. Our aim is to improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities through world class applied health research. NIHR CLAHRC North Thames covers north central and north east London; south and west Hertfordshire; south Bedfordshire; and south west and mid Essex. The Director of the NIHR CLAHRC North Thames is Professor Rosalind Raine. Rosalind is Professor of Health Care Evaluation and the Head of the Department of Applied Health Research at UCL. She is also Assistant Director of Research and Development at the UCL Joint Research Office (a partnership between UCL, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) and Royal Free Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts).