NIHR Dissemination Centre

Right evidence, better decisions

The NIHR Dissemination Centre (NIHR DC) aims to put research evidence at the heart of decisions made in the NHS, public health and social care.

It helps clinicians, commissioners and patients to make evidence-based decisions about which treatments and practices are most effective and offer the best use of resources.

The centre critically appraises the latest health research, from both within the NIHR and other research organisations, to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings.

It then disseminates these findings as actionable, accessible, and trustworthy information in the form of Signals, Highlights and Themed Reviews.

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Signals - The latest important research, summarised

Read Signals on the Discover Portal


Highlights - Conditions, treatments and issues explored using NIHR evidence

Explore Highlights on the NIHR DC website

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Themed Reviews - Bringing together NIHR research on a particular theme

Download themed reviews from the NIHR DC website


You decide what we share

We need your help to decide which research is worth sharing as an NIHR Signal. As a rater, you can tell us which findings you believe decision makers in the NHS need to know about. Find out more


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