About Our Specialty | Infection

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The Infection Specialty is one of over 30 specialties which bring together communities of clinical practice to provide national networks of research expertise and clinical leadership. Research-interested clinicians and practitioners working at both national and local levels ensure supported studies are delivered successfully in the NHS.

Who we are

The NIHR is the most integrated health research system in the world, and the largest national clinical research funder in Europe. The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) supported more than 74 new studies last year, and recruited 44,923 patients to infection studies.

The NIHR supports research studies through our funding programmes, training and support for health researchers, and through providing world-class research facilities. We also support dialogue between the life sciences industry and charities to benefit all, and facilitate the involvement of patients and the public to make research more effective.