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Helping industry to navigate the UK research landscape

We know that bringing a new therapeutic product to market can be a tricky and expensive business

If you have your sights set on the NHS, then you’ll need to run clinical trials or studies here in the UK to generate the clinical and economic evidence for your NICE technology appraisal.

This is where we can help

We want your journey to be as smooth as possible and there are a range of different services that have been designed to help you navigate the UK research landscape. Use the time-line below to find out more about the different kinds of help and support available from the NIHR and NICE.


NIHR Early Contact and Engagement

Free advice and guidance to help you explore the support that is available in the UK for your clinical study

NICE Office for Market Access (OMA)

Engage with NICE and other key stakeholders from the healthcare system as you develop your market access strategy


NIHR Early Feedback

Free access to NHS clinical experts across all therapeutic areas to advise on the compatibility and deliverability of your study in the NHS

NIHR Patient Engagement in Clinical Development

Engage patients who can help shape and improve your clinical trial or study protocol

NICE Scientific Advice for Pharmaceuticals

A comprehensive advisory service to help you optimise your evidence generation plans to demonstrate the value of your product

NICE Scientific Advice for Medtech

A lighter advisory service to help smaller medtech companies optimise your evidence generation plans to demonstrate the value of your product


NIHR Feasibility Services

Gather expressions of interest to deliver your study from investigators throughout the NHS, including general practice. Or use our site intelligence service to sense check your pre-selected site targets.