National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

National Institute for Health Research
Room 132
Richmond House
79 Whitehall

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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) was created in April 2006 under the 2005 Government strategy for health research: best research for health. Its mission is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research and to provide a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals working in world-class facilities, conducting leading-edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. The NIHR funds leading-edge scientific research, driving faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the public and creating the best possible conditions for inward investment by the life-sciences sector. It works in partnership with many sectors including other Government funders, academia, charities and industry.