NIHR at 10
2016 marks a decade since the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was established. Throughout the last ten years it has contributed significantly to the health and wealth of the nation and is now the most comprehensive research system in the world.
The NIHR supports research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy. It works with patients and the public to shape the research agenda, finding new ways of preventing, identifying and treating ill health, evaluating the effectiveness and impact of new healthcare treatments, and ensures that the best possible evidence is available to inform decisions about health and social care.
The NIHR attracts investment into the UK by supporting partnerships with life science companies, including small and medium enterprises, and charities, and builds capacity and leadership in the research workforce.
The NIHR’s tenth anniversary runs from January 2016 through to March 2017. We’ve already celebrated by holding an NIHR Parliamentary Day in January, the NIHR at 10 conference in May and numerous local events have marked NIHR milestones in their area or specialty.
How can I get involved?
Until March 2017, the opportunity still exists for us all to badge any activities or events taking place during the remainder of NIHR's tenth anniversary as 'NIHR at 10'.
If you're hosting an NIHR event this year the NIHR at 10 badging guide provides information and advice to help to connect your events to the NIHR as a whole in this way. The NIHR at 10 design device and other resources can be found on the One NIHR website in the NIHR Identity Resources section. Let us know about your events and use #NIHRat10 on Twitter to join the conversation.