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Best Research for Best Health implementation plans

The Government's health research strategy: Best Research for Best Health has a range of related objectives that the NIHR must deliver. We are working to achieve these by using different implementation approaches for each objective, grouped together under six headings.

Each plan sets out its aims and the measures we are putting in place including who will be involved, how it will be funded, and the implementation timetable.

Initially eighteen implementation plans covered each component of the strategy. More detailed plans have since been developed. Some of the plans have been fully implemented and are marked as 'Final'. All active plans are updated twice a year and were last updated in January 2010.
 The 5.7 Flexibility and Sustainability Funding plan was updated on 22 February 2010 and plan 3.2c was updated on 1 March 2010.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Implementation Plan 1.1 The National Institute for Health Research (PDF)

Implementation Plan 1.2 NIHR Information Systems Programme (PDF)

NIHR funding transition

Implementation Plan 2.1 Funding Transition. Final July 2008 (PDF)  

NIHR faculty and research capacity development

Implementation Plan 3.1 NIHR Faculty. Final August 2007 (PDF)

Implementation Plan 3.2a NIHR Trainees and Research Capacity Development (PDF)

Implementation Plan 3.2b NIHR Programme to Build Capacity and Capability in Applied Research Methods (PDF)

Implementation Plan 3.2c NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway for ACFs and CLs (PDF)

Implementation Plan 3.3 NIHR Faculty membership (PDF)

Implementation Plan 3.4 NIHR Faculty College of Senior Investigators (PDF)
Implementation Plan 3.5 NIHR Faculty Leadership Programme (PDF)

 NIHR research systems and governance

  Implementation Plan 4.1a Bureaucracy Busting. Governance Advice and Ethics (PDF)
 

Implementation Plan 4.1b Bureaucracy Busting. Ensuring good governance through Networks (PDF)

  Implementation Plan 4.1c Bureaucracy Busting. NIHR CSP (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 4.1d Bureaucracy Busting. Research Passport (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 4.1e Bureaucracy Busting. Regulatory and Governance Advice Service (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 4.1f Bureaucracy Busting. Research Ethics (PDF)  
  Implementation Plan 4.1g Bureaucracy Busting. NIHR Research Support Services (PDF)

Plan 4.2 has moved to 1.2

NIHR research infrastructure

  Implementation Plan 5.1 NIHR Clinical Research Network. Final July 2009 - edited Jan 2010 (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 5.1a NIHR Comprehensive Research Network. Final July 2009 - edited Jan 2010 (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 5.2 Clinical Research Facilities for Experimental Medicine. Final August 2007 - edited Jan 2010 (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 5.3 Technology Platforms. Final August 2007 (PDF)
   Plan 5.4 has moved to 6.8
  Implementation Plan 5.5 Biomedical Research Units. Final August 2008 (PDF)
  Implementation Plan 5.6 Research Centres. Final August 2007 (PDF)
 

Implementation Plan 5.7 Flexibility and Sustainability Funding (PDF)

 

Implementation Plan 5.8 CLAHRCs. Final January 2009 (PDF)

 

Implementation Plan 5.9 Research Design Services (PDF)

 

Implementation Plan 5.10 NIHR Office for Clinical Research Infrastructure (PDF)  

NIHR projects, programmes and units

Implementation Plan 6.1 Overview of Research Programmes. Final January 2010 (PDF) 

Implementation Plan 6.2a RfPB programme. Final July 2009 (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.2b RISC Programme. Final July 2009 (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.3a HTA programme. Final July 2009 (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.3b SDO programme. Final July 2009 (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.4 i4i Programme (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.5 Programme Grants for Applied Research. Final August 2007(PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.6 Research Units (PDF)

Plan 6.7 has moved to 5.6

Implementation Plan 6.8 NIHR School for Primary Care Research Final August 2007(PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.9 Public Health Research programme (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.10 NIHR School for Social Care Research. Final July 2009 (PDF)

Implementation Plan 6.11 Health Services Research Programme (PDF)