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Who we are

The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Working in partnership with the NHS, universities, local government, other research funders, patients and the public - we fund, enable and deliver world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.

We are also a major funder of applied health research in low and middle income countries, work that is principally funded through UK government international development funding.

Priorities and governance

Best Research for Best Health: The Next Chapter

This document sets out our priorities and how we will fulfil our mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Our governance

Explore how the work of NIHR is managed and the different governance bodies in place.

Our operating principles

We have 5 operating principles which shape and reflect our culture and guide our decision-making.

Reports, policies and guidelines

Our annual reports

View our most recent and past annual reports.

Our research performance

Data on NIHR performance and NHS research delivery performance.

Our visual identity

Information about our visual identity with instructions on how to acknowledge funding and partnerships.

Research policies and guidelines

The policies and guidelines we expect our staff and the researchers we fund to adhere to, including research practice, integrity, privacy and freedom of information.

Supporting information

Our place in the UK research landscape

How we work with other public research bodies and our role in the health and care research landscape.

Stemming the rise of antibiotic resistance

Professor Alastair Hay is a GP and leading primary care researcher whose career has been supported by the NIHR Academy and NIHR research funding programmes. His work on reducing antibiotic resistance has produced policy-changing results as he investigates the best ways to improve patient care.