Research by design

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds the Research Design Service (RDS) to provide design and methodological support to health and social care researchers across England to develop grant applications to the NIHR and other national peer-reviewed funding programmes. RDS advisers in bases across England offer a unique breadth of experience and a proven track record in improving research applications. Advice is confidential and free of charge.

Latest news

Evidence suggests outpatient care can be transferred to primary care

New research suggests that, with appropriate safeguards, training and support, substantial parts of care given in outpatient clinics can be transferred to primary care. Link: Evidence suggests outpatient care can be transferred to primary care Source: NIHR

NIHR invests £21 million in research to tackle long-term conditions in children

NIHR invests £21 million in 35 new studies focusing on improving the health outcomes for children and young people. Link: NIHR invests £21 million in research to tackle long-term conditions in children Source: NIHR

Researchfish update aims to learn more about NIHR researchers

Researchfish, an external system used by the NIHR to collect information on the research activities undertaken by its award holders, has been updated today. Link: Researchfish update aims to learn more about NIHR researchers Source: NIHR

Survey reveals few GPs use alternatives to face-to-face consultations

Despite pressure on GPs to offer consultations by email or internet video programmes such as Skype, few GPs do and most have no plans to introduce them in future, according to a new study Link: Survey reveals few GPs use alternatives to…

New guide on evaluating healthcare system innovations

A new e-book published today is the first to comprehensively address the challenges faced by healthcare providers in evaluating system-level innovations in healthcare services in an evolving landscape. Link: New guide on evaluating healthcare system innovations Source: NIHR

Born in Bradford

NIHR funded work featured in the sixth episode of BBC Radio 4 series ‘Born in Bradford’ broadcast Monday 20 May. Link: Born in Bradford Source: NIHR