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National Institute for Social Care and Health Research
NHS Wales

Welcome to the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research.

The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR) is the Welsh Government body that develops, in consultation with partners, strategy and policy for research in the NHS and social care in Wales.


NISCHR's goal is to fund today's research that will inform tomorrow's care and improve the health and wealth of the people of Wales. An advisory board provides governance and an operational steering group oversees day to day issues.


NISCHR manages its activities through three main strands of work which are:

  • Streamlining Research
  • Supporting Excellence And Innovation
  • Investing In The Future

Contact Details:


National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ
Tel: 02920 82 5252
Fax: 02920 82 3997


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News from our Network

Research in Practice: Sustainability, Quality and Improvement
17 April 2014
In recognition of International Clinical Trials Day on 20 May, NISCHR CRC and the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board Research and Development Department are hosting a research collaboration event.

NISCHR CRC Vacancy - Research Nurse
11 April 2014
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a secondment as a research nurse within the NISCHR CRC South West Wales Research Network. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic nurse who works well as part of team, is organised and has a flexible approach to work.

NISCHR Research Practice Mentor (South East Wales) Expressions of Interest – deadline extended *
11 April 2014

* Please note the deadline has been extended to Monday 28 April 2014

Latest news

NISCHR Restructuring Update - Open Meetings Registration
17 April 2014

NISCHR is pleased to announce the following dates and venues have been confirmed for three open meetings to provide an update on NISCHR restructuring. Interested parties should register their attendance at these regional events.

£3m available to fund innovative solutions to public sector challenges
11 April 2014
The Welsh Government is calling on public sector organisations, looking for new and novel solutions to challenges they face, to apply for a share of £3m in the second phase of a new fund.
Advancing regenerative medicines and cell therapies
26 March 2014
Competition opens 2 June 2014

Last updated: 17/04/2014