Providing the most effective health and social care is a huge challenge. There are so many products and procedures in use, with more being developed all the time, but often there is little good evidence about what works and what doesn’t.
We commission and fund projects looking at the usefulness of new and existing tests, treatments and devices and at new and existing ways of doing things. We also look at how to improve public health to see what really works in practice.
To make good decisions about what research to fund we need a complete and balanced picture about which questions most urgently need answering. We ask patients, carers, clinicians, health care workers, service managers and researchers. Whoever you are, we need your voice too. Use the form below, with help from the examples, to make your research suggestions.
Your idea will be seen by our research funding programmes and, if suitable, taken to one of our decision-making committees that prioritises research for funding.
We receive a large number of valuable research suggestions each year. Not all of these can be funded. However, our research funding programmes work closely with patients, members of the public, users of social care services and carers as well as health and social care experts, to ensure our research will answer the most pressing questions. To find out if your question has reached a committee please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.