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.
The 2023 Annual R&D Forum Conference
The NHS R&D Forum is delighted to announce that RDF23 will be taking place, in-person, at Sage in Newcastle/Gateshead on 21st-23rd May 2023. The event will be held in association with the Health Research Authority.
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.
Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You
‘Best Patient Care, Clinical Research and You’ is an online guide to help busy non research staff become more aware of their impact on research in their Trust.
NIHR Senior Research Leader Programme for nurses and midwives read more..
New artificial intelligence e-learning launched read more..
Research Reset: Update published by DHSC and NHSE and further requests made to Sponsors read more..
National Contract Value Review Next Stage Implementation from 1st October read more..
Organisations invited to express their interest in hosting an NIHR Regional Research Delivery Network read more..
Research Reset Update Bulletin 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.
ICS & Research
This new in-person symposium from the NHS R&D Forum will bring the community together to discuss the updated ways of working, good practice and shared learning on research in Integrated Care Boards (ICBs).