Welcome to the NIHR - Delivering Better Health

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Welcome to the NIHR
NIHR Trainees Meeting
Leeds
10 November 2014
Peter Knight, Deputy Director
Research Contracting, Information Intelligence and Stakeholder Engagement
Why is the Government committed to
Research in the NHS?
•improve health outcomes through
advances in research
•improve quality of care by NHS
participation in the research process
•strengthen International competitive
position in science
•drive economic growth through
investment by life science industries
The UK’s global R&D impact on health
related fields
The UK’s relative share
of world outputs-2010
The UK’s citation impact2010
Significant economic benefits
National Institute for Health Research
Established 2006 as a vehicle
for implementing the
Government’s strategy for
applied health research
Strategic Aim
To improve the health and
wealth of the nation through
research
What is NIHR and what does it do?
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The NIHR is the largest funder of clinical research in
the country: Wellcome £746m; MRC £767m; NIHR
about £1bn
It supports clinical and applied health & social care
research to improve health, well-being and prosperity
It is internationally recognised as the model for
organising a health research system
National Institute for Health Research
Partnership
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Between Government, Charity and Industry
Between NHS and University
Between research leaders and research facilitators
Between different health care professions
Between different research disciplines
Between researchers and patients
A Health Research System
An integrated health research system
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The different parts of the health system support each other
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Basic science relies on NIHR funding for pull through to
patient benefit
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Anchoring industry depends on NIHR-funded infrastructure
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Research charities depend on the NIHR Clinical Research
Network
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The NIHR addresses failure of ‘the market’ to meet nation’s
research needs
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Works closely with other research funders e.g. through
OSCHR
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Wider collaboration - £50m/yr for Genomics England
Analysis of spend by public funder
Applied research
Basic
research
MRC
Applied research
Basic
research
DH
Research spend 2009 / 2010
The Innovation Pathway
INVENTION
Creation
•new things
•new ideas
•new techniques
•new approaches
EVALUATION
Assessment
•new things
•new ideas
•new techniques
•new approaches
ADOPTION
Uptake
•new things
•new ideas
•new techniques
•new approaches
DIFFUSION
Spread
•new things
•new ideas
•new techniques
•new approaches
Basic Research
Applied Research
Commissioning
Patient Care
MRC & Charities
NIHR
NHS
Commissioners
Providers of NHS
services
• Better Quality
• Better Value
NIHR Health Research System
Faculty
Investigators &
Senior
Investigators
Associates
Trainees
Infrastructure
Universities
Research
Clinical Research
Networks
NHS Trusts
Research Projects
& Programmes
Patients
&
Public
Clinical Research
Facilities, Centres
& Units
Research Schools
Research
Management
Systems
Research
Information
Systems
Systems
What has the NIHR done so far?
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Radically increased number of clinical trials; 1300 new research
studies via the NIHR Clinical Research Network
Patients recruited more than doubled to over 0.6m
Highest proportion of cancer patients in the world taking part in
trials (1 in 6)
Helped establish research culture in the NHS: 100% of NHS Trusts
now delivering clinical research
Helped reverse the decline in numbers of clinical researchers
A world leader in PPI
The world’s first funder to publish comprehensive accounts of
commissioned research in the NIHR Journals Library and adopt a
gold approach to publishing research findings
Looking ahead
The Government has invested heavily to make this country
a unique location for big data and stratified medicine:
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NIHR Biomedical Research Centres and units
NIHR Translational Research Collaborations (TRCs) in dementia and rare diseases
NIHR Translational Research Partnerships
NIHR Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres
UK BioBank
NIHR Biosample Centre
MRC / NIHR Phenome Centre
NIHR CPRD and D-CRIS
NIHR Health Informatics Collaboration
NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Cooperatives
Genomics England Limited
Faculty
Investigators &
Senior
Investigators
Trainees
Associates
The community of people NIHR funds to train as health
researchers, undertaking and supporting research:
“a vibrant community focused on research and innovation
to improve the health and well-being of the nation”
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Open to all professions working in health and social
care research
Clinical academic careers
4,000
NIHR Established
FTE
3,000
2,000
1,000
0
2000
2003
2004
2005
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2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Professor
Reader/ Senior Lecturer
Lecturer
Grand Total
Source: Medical Schools Council survey of staffing levels of medical Clinical Academics in UK medical schools (31 July 2013)
2013
Clinical academic careers
(women)
Medical
Dentistry
50%
50%
38%
38%
25%
25%
13%
13%
0%
2004
2013
Professors
Overall
0%
2004
2013
Professors
Overall
NIHR Personal Training Award
Gender Proportion
1,097
732
155
Support for NIHR Trainees
• Schemes to support training for all professions at all levels:
– From pre-doctoral (Masters, Academic Clinical Fellowships)
– To PhD and post doctoral
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NIHR Research Professors
NIHR Leadership Programme
Mentoring support
Annual trainees meeting and training camps
Educational workshops throughout the year
Support and guidance provided by the Trainees
Coordinating Centre
• Opportunities for peer-review and panel membership
NIHR Research Professors
NIHR Leadership Development
NIHR Leadership Programme
• To develop individual leaders, build team capability and
foster leadership in wider research community
• Roll out began early 2009
• Three strands:
▪ senior research leaders (including one Medical Physicist)
▪ development research leaders (including one NHS Pharmacist
and one Audiologist)
▪ trainees (including one Medical Physicist)
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Unique approach - 18 months of personal development
Provided by Ashridge Business School, funded by NIHR
Successful evaluation of programme by RAND Europe
Having a real impact on NIHR
Trainees are important to the NIHR
• A key part of the NIHR’s Faculty
• You are joining a community of over 20,000 researchers, in the
NHS, public health, social care and universities
• You are part of a family of over 2,000 research trainees
• Helping to build our capacity and capability for more research in
health and social care
• The research leaders of the future
• We want to attract, develop and keep the very best researchers
• NIHR believes in your abilities and potential
• NIHR will support your development
What do you need to do? The 6 Cs
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Capitalise on the opportunities that being
part of NIHR offers - including this meeting
Collect a mentor
Connect – network; your future Colleagues
may be in this room
Collaborate – health research benefits from
different professionals and disciplines
working together
Cultivate your career – this time is not just
about learning to be an academic
Only 5 Cs?
And what do you need to do in Leeds?
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All of the above ...
This is a great opportunity to
discover things and meet people
NIHR organises this event each
year because it believes in your
potential – improvements in
health will depend on you.
And a 6th C: a bit of celebration is permitted
Check the NIHR website
http://www.nihr.ac.uk/our-faculty/opportunities-for-our-trainees.htm

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