Research idea


We support research motivated by the day-to-day practice of health service staff that could have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and other users of the NHS. Research topics are open and we encourage proposals that address a wide range of health service and social care issues and challenges.


So what is a good research idea? We asked some RfPB researchers at different stages of their research and/or clinical career about the inspiration behind their work.

Professor Appelboam

Dr Andrew Appelboam

Gym class

Dr Markos Klonizakis

Professor Tom Dening (third right) and the ORCHARD team.

Professor Tom Dening

Alan Silman

Dr Alan Silman