- Start date: 2 May 2022
- End date: 1 May 2023
- Funder: ESRC
- Value: £25,600—including £12,800 of matched NHS funding
- Partners and collaborators: Humber, Coast and Vale Integrated Care System (NHS) West Yorkshire Integrated Care System (NHS) South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (NHS)
- Primary investigator: Dr Bianca van Bavel
The fellowship is funded within the Place Based Climate Action Network (PCAN), which is focused on bringing together members of the research community with decision-makers in the public, private, and third sectors. The PCAN fellowship involves collaborating directly with NHS Foundation Trusts within Integrated Care Systems across Yorkshire in the evaluation of climate adaptation progress and planning. This includes undertaking a baseline assessment of Trust specific adaptation planning, monitoring, and responses as well as conducting an evidence synthesis of the scientific literature on effective health systems climate adaptation options. This evidence base will be used to co-develop practical guidance for Trust-Specific climate adaptation programmes and contribute to informing high level actioned response to climate change within Integrated Care Systems.