Welsh Government



Health and Care Research Wales is a national, multi-faceted, virtual organisation funded and overseen by the Welsh Government’s Research and Development Division. 

It provides an infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development (R&D), runs a range of responsive funding schemes and manages the NHS R&D funding allocation

Health and Care Research Wales’ innovative infrastructure and portfolio of funded programmes consolidates, updates and builds on what has been created and delivered to date, placing Wales at the international forefront of health and social care research. 

The new infrastructure allows a sharper focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence and will ensure an integrated, interdisciplinary, interagency, all-Wales approach, from research development to changes in practice based on research evidence. 

The people of Wales will be central to an infrastructure and programmes that lead to major gains in health and wellbeing, effectiveness of services and the generation of national wealth.

Health and Care Research Wales Strategic Plan 2015 - 2020

Health and Care Research Wales annual report 2017 - 2018

Health and Care Research Wales 2017 - 2018 - a snapshot

Health and Care Research Wales annual report 2016 - 2017

Health and Care Research Wales Brochure

The independent Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR), works across the full range of national governments and relevant government departments, and health and care research funders to address the barriers to research collaboration and to support the application and translation of basic research into patient care and economic benefit. 

Please note: Funding attributed to Health and Care Research Wales on this website may include previous funding received from its predecessors, the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), and the Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care (WORD).