Research partners

We work closely with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and University of East Anglia (UEA) on a number of our studies:

Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing

The Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing (NIHA) is a collaboration between ourselves, UEA (led by the Faculty of Medicine and Health), UEA Health & Social Care Partners, Norwich City Council, Norfolk County Council, John Innes Centre, Quadram Institute of Bioscience and the Earlham Institute. NIHA work on a range of projects that aim to improve health and lives across the region. Find out more.

UEA Health and Social Care Partners

We’re one of the NHS partners that make up the UEA Health and Social Care Partners. The group works together to make it easier to do more research and innovation, with a focus on increasing collaboration to bring benefits to service users and health and care professionals. Healthy ageing and living with long-term conditions are key areas of focus for the partnership. Find out more.

CHARMER Research Programme

Evidence shows that ageing often affects the body’s handling of certain drugs. This leads to a need for doctors to review and stop some medications from the medicines list of some older patients, where the potential for harm now outweighs the benefits. Currently only a fraction of these patients have inappropriate medicines stopped when they are seen in hospital. CHARMER is a five-year research programme working to develop and test an approach to support geriatricians and pharmacists to stop medicines in the hospital setting before they cause harm to patients. Find out more.