The NHS R&D Forum connects, supports and represents those in R&D roles who are working to benefit patients and the public by enabling healthcare research and innovation to happen in the UK. We host the UK directory for all R&D offices and non-commercial Sponsors and the NHS R&D Forum resources exchange.
We want to see improvement in health and care through inclusive impactful quality research that is rooted in our organisations and systems, enabled by an effective and valued R&D professional workforce.
Working to advance our practice we share and develop resources, create standards, support colleagues, and provide a quality learning and development Programme that includes training, symposia, networking opportunities, events and roundtable discussions.
Through our groups and partnerships, community insights and expertise we aim to shape the health and care environment for research; influencing UK policy and practice system-wide as well as in our own organisations. We are open to all across the community to join and get involved.
Round table discussions can be based around new or emerging hot topics, tricky areas of practice or just facilitated ‘group thinking' time.
We can also arrange for discussions to be with policy makers, experts and regulators in some cases.
Suggest a topic, host or join a discussion.
R&D Forum contributes to new National Group (RRG) during COVID 19
The NHS R&D Forum community is represented on the advisory board for RRG - a coordinated UK strategy to shape the UK response to clinical research recovery resilience and growth. Feed in your comments for us to take to the RRG board.
Reflect & Connect
Find out more about the series of online sessions at our May event. 14 Sessions will be held over 5 days with speakers including national leaders from key government departments, research regulators & research leads of high-profile studies.
Working together to improve health and social care for all read more..
News and updates from HRA read more..
NHS R&D Forum response to the CQC strategy consultation read more..
New UK Vision for Clinical Research Delivery Published read more..
News and updates from NIHR read more..
Mapping the recovery of cancer research: report read more..
Courses & Events
Local Capacity & Capability
Our Local Capacity & Capability virtual training course will take place on 28th June 2021. To find out more about this interactive course and to book your place click on the button below.