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Specialty therapy areas

The NIHR provides researchers with the practical support they need to make clinical studies happen in both the NHS and the wider health and social care environment.

The NIHR supports research being delivered through 31 specialty therapy areas. Each specialty is made up of expert clinical leaders and practitioners who work at both national and local levels to ensure that studies are delivered successfully and to promote awareness of research opportunities for participants to take part in. The specialty groups also support the dialogue between the life sciences industry and charities to ensure the pipeline of research studies and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective.

Specialties A-I Specialties K-S
Ageing Kidney Disorders
Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management Liver
Cancer Mental Health
Cardiovascular Disease Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders
Children and Young People Musculoskeletal Disorders
Critical Care Neurological Disorders
Dementias and Neurodegeneration Ophthalmology
Dermatology Oral and Dental Health
Diabetes Primary Care
Ear, Nose and Throat Public Health and Prevention
Gastroenterology Reproductive Health
Genomics and Rare Diseases Respiratory Disorders
Haematology Social Care
Health Services Research Stroke
Infection Surgery
Injuries and Emergencies