Making a
Difference

Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR invests over £1 billion a year in research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care. We prioritise the questions that are most important to doctors, patients and other evidence-users and the areas of research where the need and opportunity is greatest. We accelerate translation of discoveries into improved treatments and services. Our research makes a difference to people's lives.

Living well with Dementia
What can be done by individuals, communities, health and social care providers, and policy makers to improve the likelihood of living well with dementia?
Supporting neurodegenerative diseases
A revolutionary neck collar designed to ease pain and make everyday tasks much easier for people with motor neurone disease is now available to patients in the NHS and across the world thanks to NIHR funding.
Beating the bugs
The NIHR has committed over £91 million into research addressing one the biggest health threats we face - antimicrobial resistance. Experts fear that some previously-manageable infections are becoming untreatable with antibiotics.
Halting sight loss
NIHR Biomedical Research Centres are leading the way in developing innovative new techniques to restore vision.
The beautiful game
Treatments for myeloma
The future of children's research
Transforming lives
Preventing cancer in Lynch syndrome
Virtual reality for mental health