Research Schools

We have established three national research schools:

Each national school is a unique collaboration between leading academic centres in England, publishing their research on their respective websites. This research can be applied across the country to meet the needs of policymakers, practitioners and the public, including people who use/will use health and social care services and their carers). 

The schools:

  • build and develop the evidence base for practice in the primary care, public health and adult social care sectors by investigating what works practically
  • contribute to ongoing efforts to build research capacity in their respective sectors
  • improve research awareness in their respective sectors
  • ensure knowledge exchange and impact are embedded within their processes and studies
  • create a ‘critical mass’ of research expertise and funding through co-ordinated and collaborative working across England.

When the Schools commission outside of their core membership, details of the calls are given on the funding opportunities page.

The Schools also invite public involvement in their work.