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How to Collaborate

Prior to COVID19, the scale of serious infection was recognised by the UK Government in its plans to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and the NHS Long Term Plan.

This, combined with our academic strength in Liverpool, makes infection a priority for Liverpool Health Partners.

As the global experience of COVID19 illustrates, prevention, detection and appropriate treatment of infection can help patients lead healthier lives for longer.

The potential benefit to society of discoveries and advancement in anti-infective research is huge in terms of health and wealth.

There are a number of projects Liverpool Health Partners are currently working on:

  • Liverpool’s research response to COVID19, the STrategic One Liverpool Partnership for COVID (STOP COVID) has seen 58 infection grant applications submitted since March.
  • Liverpool is involved in several other important projects, including:
  • Our objectives include supporting the Centre of Excellence for Infectious Disease Research CEIDR, which reflects the universal, multidisciplinary perspective of the universities and the NHS in Liverpool, focussing on its academic strength and demonstrated track record of excellence and achievement, to address the health of the local, regional and national populations, using team-based problem solving.

Collaboration Opportunities

There are a number of collaboration opportunities for people to get involved in.

  • Our Infection Programme Team is working in close partnership with our Starting Well, Living Well and Ageing Well colleagues to ensure we collaborate, discover and improve across the life course and region with our partners.
  • In 2020, STOP COVID supported collaborations and a new approach to communication via webinars reaching more than 500 colleagues in clinical, academic and corporate roles across all LHP’s member organisations. We are looking to build on its success in 2021.
  • The STOP COVID initiative also enabled volunteers to support COVID19 research, developed a research platform to support projects specifically aimed at our healthcare staff and supported the development of new research ideas across the partnership.