Our purpose

Nurse and baby

The future of health and social care depends on today's research.

As the most integrated clinical research system in the world, we drive research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy under a number of themes by:

  • transforming research in the NHS
  • increasing the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public
  • driving faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits 
  • developing and supporting the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research
  • attracting investment by the life sciences industry through our world-class facilities for health research.