About the NIHR

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) is funded by the UK government through the Department of Health and Social Care. The NIHR is the largest funder of health research in the UK, spending £1 billion each year.

Its primary focus is to fund, enable and deliver world-leading health and social care research that both improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth.

The NIHR supports programmes that span all areas of healthcare, from clinical research and therapy development, to research to improve the quality and organisation of health and social care services and reduce inequalities in accessing them.

The NIHR currently supports 20 Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) and 22 Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across England. The NIHR Moorfields BRC and NIHR Moorfields CRF are the only centre dedicated to eye health research.