NIHR | National Institute for Health Research

2015 NIHR Photographic Competition - Overall Winner

The NIHR funds health and care research and translates discoveries into practical products, treatments, devices and procedures, involving patients and the public in all our work. We ensure the NHS is able to support the research of other funders to encourage broader investment in, and economic growth from, health research. We work with charities and the life sciences industry to help patients gain earlier access to breakthrough treatments and we train and develop researchers to keep the nation at the forefront of international research...

Funding and support

Funding and support

We invest in excellence. Apply for NIHR funding to conduct research studies, progress your career development, or manage designated research facilities at your institution. We can set up your research in the NHS via our Study Support Service.

Research and impact

Research and impact

Look up our research findings and evidence. Explore how we identify research priorities and emerging health technologies. See how we monitor impact and research performance in the NHS. View our research activity awards and the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio.

Patients and the public

Patients and the public

Find out how you can make a difference today. Patients and members of the public are essential to the success of our work. Help us make health and social care research happen,​ now.

Partnering with us

Partnering with us

See who we partner with to agree priorities for research and hear patient views, to fund, conduct and support research and disseminate findings, to implement evidence and set standards.

Life sciences industry

Life sciences industry

Find out about how the NIHR works with the life sciences industry to develop new treatments, diagnostics and medical technologies. This section outlines the expertise, facilities and resources available to help companies with their research and development programmes and how we support companies to run studies in the NHS.

Our faculty

Our Faculty

Information about the NIHR Faculty - the people NIHR supports to lead and deliver research. This section covers what we do to support and develop our people, and contains information about training (including GCP), meetings, events and resources.

NIHR in your area

NIHR in your area

The NIHR supports a wide range of research infrastructure across England. Search by over 30 specialties or postcode to find out what's nearest to you, what it does and how it contributes to the development and delivery of clinical research in the NHS.

About us

About us

NIHR is the world's second largest funder of health research. Read about what we do, how we manage and organise our work. Download our publications. Check out any vacancies on our programme boards and panels.

News and events

News and events

Get the latest news, features and blogs from around the NIHR. Join our conversation on social media, keep up to date with NIHR campaigns and find out about NIHR events.