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.

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.
Cheaper AMD drug could save NHS millions
NIHR-funded research shows Avastin is just as good as Lucentis for best corrected visual acuity.
Hope for stroke patients with aphasia
NIHR researchers compare self-managed computer therapy programme to usual speech and language therapy.
The beautiful game
Treatments for broken bones
A new drug for a rare disease
Transforming lives
Preventing cancer in Lynch syndrome
Virtual reality for mental health