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.
- NIHR Clinical Research Facility
- NIHR Clinical Research Network West of England
- Bristol Trials Centre
- NIHR Bristol Biomedical Research Centre
- NIHR Applied Research Collaboration West
- NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Behavioural Science and Evaluation at the University of Bristol
- NIHR School for Primary Care Research
- NIHR School for Public Health Research
- NIHR School for Social Care 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.