Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
We are dedicated to providing high quality research to people that use our services and believe that research should be offered alongside care and support so that we can deliver a truly comprehensive service.
People take part in research for many reasons. Whatever your reason, we hope you will get involved in ours so that together we can make things better for everyone.
The National Institute for Health Research has gathered some fantastic stories from people across England whose lives have been transformed by clinical research. Short films, video diaries and written accounts are available.