Latest blog posts
Dr Pippa Corrie, NIHR Specialty Lead for Late Phase and International Cancer Trials, explains why the National Contract Value Review process is a win-win situation.
Professor Cathy Creswell from ARC Oxford and Thames Valley explains how the NIHR is tackling the mental health challenges of the next decade
Best practice guidance on fellowship applications from the selection committee chair.
Research Inclusion in health and care: An Asian Women's perspective
Professor Lucy Chappell explains what Reset has achieved so far and the work still to do, to ensure that the UK has a thriving and diverse portfolio across the health and care system
Dr Gail Marzetti discusses the best ways to address the under-representation of women across health and care research.
How could researchers make health research and information accessible for everyone? Find out in this blog from Prof Lindsay Bearne and Dr Helen Baxter.
03 February 2023
We’ve made significant progress in improving how we work with patients and the public, but we need to work harder to reach out to communities if we want to make research truly inclusive.
26 January 2023
Professor Mala Rao OBE established the Ethnicity and Health Unit, under the Department of Primary Care and Public Health, at Imperial College London and NIHR ARC Northwest London to apply an evidence-based approach to addressing ethnic health inequalities. In this blog she explores the scale of the problem in the research arena and issues a rallying call for action.
13 December 2022
Professor Mike Lewis, Director of NIHR's Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme, reflects on this year’s FAST funding pilot and the projects it’s funded.
05 December 2022
NIHR Chief Executive Professor Lucy Chappell writes about her recent visit to South Africa and Malawi, and the power of bidirectional learning.
23 November 2022
Dr Panos Spanakis, Honorary Fellow at the University of York explains how more needs to be done to ensure people with severe mental ill health have the skills they need to fully engage with and benefit from the Internet and digital technologies. He considers the negative impacts of being digitally excluded and suggests ways to promote digital inclusion
15 November 2022
Dr Jenny Harlock tells us how research can help social care professionals build their careers and why she has signed up to be a Link and Learn mentor
11 November 2022
How social care practitioners can play an active role in NIHR research funded to help improve social care services.
04 November 2022
Professor Catherine Walshe, Co-Director of the International Observatory on End of Life Care at Lancaster University, explains how delivering research in care homes is becoming increasingly important with an ageing population.
28 September 2022
For Peer Review Week 2022, NIHR Journals Library Editor-in-Chief Andrée le May explains why research integrity is vital for improving everyone’s health
22 September 2022
NIHR liver disease experts are calling for new research collaborations and ways of working to improve identification and management of chronic liver disease.
11 August 2022
What are the top 10 priorities for Social Work Research and the opportunities for the sector to engage and make the most of research?
03 August 2022
What steps can researchers take to build trust and improve ethnic representation in health and social care research?
Professor Andrew Ustianowski, Joint National Specialty Lead for Infection, and Tracy Harman, Head of Medical Directorate, reflect on how COVID-19 impacted the research delivery landscape and how the research community can learn from this legacy.
Following Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid releasing England's first Rare Diseases Action Plan, Hannah Stark, Operations Lead at the NIHR BioResource, explains the importance of a national concerted effort to tackle rare diseases and the role of volunteer participant cohorts.
Research has uncovered how historical and contemporary injustice and institutional mistrust influenced how public health information was received by ethnic minority communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Professor Tushna Vandrevala describes how important it is to get government messaging right and the advice from her research on creating inclusive and effective health behaviour communications.
Adam Harangozó, NIHR’s first Wikipedian in residence explains how the NIHR has joined forces with Wikimedia UK to disseminate health and care research using Wikipedia. Simply put, Wikipedia is where people look for information.
Richard Francis, Head of Research at the Stroke Association, writes about the charity’s new funding partnership with NIHR’s Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR). He explains how together, we’re opening a funding competition for research that can improve rehabilitation and long-term care for stroke survivors.
Professor Lucy Chappell, Chief Executive Officer of the NIHR, writes about her experience of gender bias in the workplace and as a female consultant and calls for everyone in the research community to promote a gender equal world.