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NIHR Dissemination Centre


It is important that research evidence helps to inform decision making in the HSC.

HSC R&D Division contribute funding toward the NIHR Dissemination Centre, which exists to help NHS clinicians, commissioners and patients to make informed decisions about which treatments and practices are most effective in health care, social care and public health.

You can access information on:

Themed Reviews - "bringing the evidence together" give an overarching view of published and on-going NIHR research on a particular theme.

NIHR Highlights - "exploring the impact" explore NIHR research into a particular health care topic - bringing together the views and opinions of clinicians, commissioners and patients. 

NIHR Signals - "cutting through the noise" are accessible, timely summaries of recent research. They explain why the study was needed, what it found and what the implications are for practice. New Signals are published every week on the Discover Portal.


CLAHRC Partnership Programme

In addition to the Dissemination Centre, NIHR also provide outputs from their CLAHRC Partnership Programme.

CLAHRCs are England based collaborative partnerships between a university and the surrounding NHS organisations, focused on improving patient outcomes through the conduct and application of applied health research. They create and embed approaches to research and its dissemination that are specifically designed to take account of the way that health care is increasingly delivered across sectors and a wide geographical area.

NIHR CLAHRCs undertake high-quality applied health research focused on the needs of patients and support the translation of research evidence into practice in the NHS.

To access the outputs from the CLAHRCs including BITEs (Brokering Innovation Through Evidenceclick here

(HSC R&D Division is not involved in funding CLAHRCs)


Reports from HSC R&D Division Commissioned Research will be made available here

We hope to publish our own "Evidence Briefs" in due course.