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Children's Health and Maternity Programme

We are leading the development of a research programme in Children’s Health and Maternity in collaboration with ARCs Yorkshire and Humber, North East and North Cumbria, North Thames, North West Coast, Northwest London, South London, West and West Midlands. This collaboration builds on the ARC network's world-leading expertise in children’s and maternal health, and existing local and national networks, to best understand how research can contribute to meaningful change.

This three-year programme of research seeks to find effective ways to implement evidence-based interventions to improve children’s and maternity services widely across England by supporting 3-4 implementation projects. The research will engage with a wide range of voices from communities, children and young people and their families, and women using maternity services, reflecting the needs and priorities of the public, professionals and healthcare organisations to identify key areas where evidence can help to improve public health and services in health and social care.


Intervention ideas:

Our aim is to identify 3-4 possible interventions/services that have a real potential to provide benefits to health and which have support from service users, commissioners and providers. The collaboration will work with adopted projects to help facilitate, support and evaluate the impact of delivery. 

For further detail on submitting a suggestion please see the briefing document and our FAQ document

Professor Stuart Logan and Dr Vashti Berry hosted an online briefing which outlines the plan for the first 6 months of the programme:


The deadline for suggestions has now passed. We will be in touch with those who submitted suggestions soon. 

A further call for interested implementation partners will follow once interventions have been identified. 

Contact us:

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by email.

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