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 aid from the UK government.
Priorities and governance
This document sets out our priorities and how we will fulfil our mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.
Explore how the work of NIHR is managed and the different governance bodies in place.
We have 5 operating principles which shape and reflect our culture and guide our decision-making.
Reports, policies and guidelines
View our most recent and past annual reports.
Data on NIHR performance and NHS research delivery performance.
Information about our visual identity with instructions on how to acknowledge funding and partnerships.
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.
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.