NIHR CLAHRC North West London (NWL) Exchange Group

Group type: 3. Institution or initiative-specific

Contact details

Named contact: c/o Rachel Matthews (NIHR CLAHRC for NW London Patient Public Involvement and Engagement Theme Lead)

Email address:

Telephone: 020 331 53047; mobile: 07889 179 034


c/o National Institute for Health Research

Collaboration for Leadership for Applied Health Research and Care

4th Floor, Lift Bank D

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

NHS Foundation Trust

369 Fulham Road


SW10 9NH

Remit of the group

The Exchange Network was established in 2014 and is a co-facilitated opportunity where patients, carers, researchers, clinicians and managers can learn together. We focus on involvement, improvement, research, and the experience of health services. We use action learning and peer support to work through topics and ideas. It is an opportunity to network with new people, reconnect with individuals who can provide informal support and share opportunities across London. This is a shared space for all members to use hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) for Northwest London. Examples of activities include:

1. Reporting on events/activities the group could learn from
2. Reporting back on ideas or actions taken as a result of previous meetings
3. Bringing a topic or issue you’d like help with
4. Testing out ideas or tools to use in practice

Frequency of meetings

To be agreed

Who can consult the group?

The Exchange Group will work primarily in NW London although it is anticipated that members will participate in a wide range of projects across mental and physical health and wellbeing and the geographical scope will be determined by the interests of members.


No web site / pages as yet although further announcements will be made on the CLAHRC NWL web site (under reconstruction).



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