National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest national clinical research funder in Europe with a budget of over £1 billion (approximately USD 1.3 billion) in 2015-16. The NIHR was established in April 2006 as part of the UK government's health research strategy 'Best Research for Best Health' and is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care.


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Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Most psoriasis patients taking immunosuppressants survive COVID-19

Patients with psoriasis who are taking drugs that affect their immune system have high rates of survival from COVID-19. According to the first findings from a global registry of psoriasis and COVID-19 patients, led by Guy's ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Online tool informs recovery prospects for sepsis survivors

The tool, available online, is the first of its kind and was developed and validated using anonymised data from around 120,000 sepsis patients from the ICNARC national database for critical care units across England.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Obese BME people at 'higher-risk' of contracting COVID-19

Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found.

Medical economics

Clinical research improves health of UK economy and NHS

The value of clinical research to the NHS, the UK economy and jobs market has been evaluated in a new report, which provides an assessment of the economic impact of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research ...

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