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Health and care professionals

Evidence shows that research active healthcare settings have better patient outcomes.

Find out how you can lead or deliver research in your area of interest, help to get patients and the public involved in research, or stay up to date on the latest research findings.

Training and learning opportunities

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

Career development support

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

Embed a research culture

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

Our response to COVID-19

You can help the COVID-19 effort by enrolling patients on to research studies such as RECOVERY, REMAP-CAP or PRINCIPLE or vaccine trials. Care homes can also get involved in the PROTECT study, which is looking at how to prevent COVID-19 in care settings.

Our COVID-19 resources on the Be Part of Research website can help answer patients’ questions aboutCOVID-19 research, and help them understand why taking part is important.

We are working with funders, NHS R&D, research partners across the UK and patients and the public on a process to manage the recovery of multi-site studies.

Find out how we are managing recovery and work to support non-COVID 19 studies to improve research recovery, resilience and growth.

COVID-19 studies that are eligible for support from the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) - including studies previously badged as Urgent Public Health - come under the clinical oversight of the NIHR COVID-19 Understanding and Elimination-Trials Implementation Panel (CUE-TIP). Read the CUE-TIP terms of reference.

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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