The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Annual Report 2010-11, which provides an overview of the NIHR's activities and key achievements over the year, has been published today.
Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Scientific Adviser, said:
“This report on the NIHR highlights a year of landmark successes, the result of sustained Government investment in the research fabric of the nation, and in the research community of the NHS and partner academic institutions.
“Everyone involved should feel pride in the scale and breadth of the achievements.”
The NIHR was established in April 2006 to provide the framework through which the Department of Health can position, maintain and manage the research, research staff and research infrastructure of the NHS in England as a national research facility.
The NIHR’s mission is to maintain 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.