National Institute for Health Research ARC programme

The National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaboration for Northwest London (ARC Northwest London) is looking for members of the public to partner with them to improve health and care across North West London.

NIHR is looking for people (patients, carers, public) from communities across North West London to support the organisation to improve the effectiveness of health and care and achieve higher quality and more equitable health outcomes. They are looking for people with good communication skills, who can work with others including our teams of researchers, healthcare professionals, and existing public partners.

They want you to bring your experiences of health and care settings to help shape ARC Northwest London’s specific areas of focus, which are:

Child Population Health: focusing on the first 1000 days of life, primary school years and adolescence;

Collaborative Learning and Capacity Building: to understand the mechanisms through which people learn together to translate evidence and achieve health and care improvement;

Digital Health: to understand how digital technology can be harnessed to improve the health and wellbeing of the population in North West London;

Information and Intelligence: to understand and improve the use of data to plan health and care;

Innovation and Evaluation: improving the translation of innovation into clinical practice;

Multimorbidity: to improve the quality and coordination of care, experience and health outcomes for people with multimorbidity (living with two or more chronic conditions at a time) and frailty;

Patient, Public, and Community Engagement and Involvement: to better understand how to co-design and implement meaningful ways of working with patients, carers and diverse communities.

If you live in North West London or can help bring the voices of communities from across this area and are interested in being involved, please contact Meerat Kaur in the first instance, by email: or by phone: 020 3315 8624.

In general, public partners will be paid £25 p/hour or £150 p/day for specific activities and will be reimbursed for travel costs.


Meerat Kaur
020 3315 8624