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.
Improving treatment for advanced prostate cancer
The NIHR-supported trial, STAMPEDE, set out find the best way of treating men with high risk prostate cancer by assessing the effect of a range of new treatments.
Improving safety for people who inject drugs
NIHR researchers have worked with people who inject drugs to understand their views on new, safer equipment, helping to increase the adoption of this equipment across the UK.
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.