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Health and care professionals

Find out how you can lead or deliver research in your area of interest. Learn more about research training opportunities and stay up to date on the latest research findings.


Develop your knowledge and skills through flexible courses and the latest in CPD.

Find out how the NIHR can support career next steps for people in a range of health and social care roles.

Get help to support your colleagues and patients and create a research culture that improves healthcare for all.

Supporting health and care professionals

We fund and deliver high quality research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care. We also provide learning and support to enable health and care professionals to tackle the complex health and care challenges of the future.

There are a variety of ways in which you can get involved in research, whatever your role.

Start your journey with our specialised career development support, offering a range of routes into research in a range of clinical and social care settings.

Gain new knowledge and skills with our resources and learning tools, to help health and care professionals in the important role they play in the delivery of research to improve care for patients and the public.

Stay abreast of the latest evidence and research in your field.

Encourage your patients and service users to get involved in a study taking place at your institution. Encouraging a research-positive culture in health and care organisations gives patients and the public greater access to research studies that help improve care and treatment options.

Find out about our work in your specialty therapy area. Our therapy areas provide health and care professionals with the practical support they need to set up and deliver clinical research in the NHS and wider health and social care environment and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective.

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