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NIHR Policy Research Programme Working Age Consultation Event

Date: 24 October 2019
Time: all day event
Location: London

The NIHR Policy Research Programme (PRP) wants to develop the evidence base for policy aimed at improving health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, for people of working age. As employment is one of the key determinants of health, there is a particular interest in evidence on the relationship between health and work.  

In 2018, the programme commissioned a new set of NIHR Policy Research Units (PRU), and a research specification for a Working Age PRU was among those advertised. A Working Age PRU was not commissioned.

The NIHR is consulting with researchers and other stakeholders to further develop our to funding policy research on people of working age, and ensure a focus on high priority questions.  

The NIHR Central Commissioning Facility and the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) are running this event in London to inform a research specification for a future funding round and allow networking and potential collaborations for individuals from multidisciplinary backgrounds.  

The all-day event will include key speakers, a sandpit-style priority setting workshop, and networking. Attendance at these events is FREE and lunch will be provided.

This event is open to representatives from medical schools, business schools, charities, the NHS, local authorities, allied health professions and the public.

Registration for this event is now closed. However, you can still get involved by submitting your research questions HERE. By submitting your research questions, your views can be brought to the event, refined, discussed and possibly be included in the future Policy Research Programme call specification.


When and where 



Registration and contacts


 24th October 2019

Registration closed

Research Question submission form

020 8843 8027