The local NIHR infrastructure

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is a complex, devolved organisation and can be confusing to those who aren’t familiar with it.

Here you can find more information on what each part of the local NIHR infrastructure does, and who it’s designed to help.

There is some overlap between the different parts at each stage of the research process.  The different parts also collaborate and work together.

Although there is some overlap, the local NIHR can be divided into two functions: enabling research and conducting research.

Enabling research

Conducting research

Where Bristol Health Partners fits in

Bristol Health Partners is an Academic Health Science Centre, helping to connect research and services to improve outcomes. This diagram shows where we sit in the context of the NIHR locally, and also with Health Innovation West of England.