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Evidence and research findings

We publish a range of research summaries that can help you plan services for your community, including:

  • plain English reports that explain research findings in a format that is easy to understand
  • 1,000+ reports with data and recommendations
  • collections of findings by topic area

A selection of our research evidence

The tiles below provide a  sample of topics that may help you make informed decisions when planning  for your locality. 

You can also search for further research finding and evidence via our NIHR Evidence website.  

Additional resources

Our School for Public Health Research and School for Social Care Research regularly publish research briefings. 

You can also search for the results of public health and social care research via the NIHR Journals Library.  Here you will be able to access plain English summaries in addition to the research papers. 

The Essence Project toolkit provides information on relevant UK research studies on social care interventions and a series of case studies.