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The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

UCHD is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Its goal is to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding people, working in world-class facilities, conducting great research focused on the needs of patients and the public.


The NHS already has a growing international reputation as a hotbed for healthcare research. The NIHR looks to build on this further, to the benefit of patients, society, and everyone involved with the NHS.

The NIHR funds the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care, South Yorkshire (CLAHRC-SY), which we belong to. The South Yorkshire collaboration is one of nine CLAHRCs across England. These groups:

Find out more on the NIHR’s website at

Our projects

Diabetes in adolescence
Developing digital tools or services that support young people living with type 1 diabetes to self-manage their condition.

Better Outpatient Services for Older People (BOSOP)
During the BOSOP project we tried to find ways to improve outpatient services used by older people at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

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