Welsh Government

Aims and objectives

Our vision is for Wales to be internationally recognised for our excellent health and social care research that has a positive impact on the health, wellbeing and prosperity of the people in Wales.

To achieve our vision we will:

Objectives:

  • To ensure the public* are central to health and social care research in Wales.
  • To put the public at the heart of creating new knowledge and putting new knowledge into practice.
     

*The term ‘public’ is considered to include patients, potential patients, carers and people who use health and social services, as well as people from organisations that represent people who use services.

 

Objectives:

  • To use research evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Wales.
  • To fund research that allows more health and social care decisions to be based on evidence about what works.
  • To achieve better functioning of NHS and social care organisations in Wales, better service delivery, better care and better health and wellbeing outcomes.
  • To deliver jobs and growth, and tackle poverty.
  • To ensure research informs innovation in health and social care in Wales as part of a pathway to disseminate health and social care innovation in Wales at pace and scale.

Objectives:

  • To develop research across the translational spectrum.
  • To increase research collaboration between the NHS, social care, universities, third sector and industry.
  • To create a structure that is lean and without duplication.
  • To improve cost effectiveness that allows new investments to be made which will facilitate the realisation of our vision.

 

Objectives:

  • To create multi-professional and multi-disciplinary National Research Centres and Units in areas of strength that become pillars of the infrastructure.
  • To generate external funding capture for health and social care research in Wales.
  • To facilitate the use of routinely collected health and social care data to undertake high-quality research and inform service improvement.

 

Objectives:

  • To increase the number of health and social care research studentships and fellowships in Wales.
  • To increase the number of Chief Investigators on Clinical Research Portfolio studies.
  • To increase the quantity of high-quality commercial and non-commercial research in Wales.

 

Objectives:

  • To reduce the time taken to approve and commence health and social care research studies in Wales.
  • To facilitate recruitment and retention of participants in high-quality research studies.
  • To deliver health and social care research studies to time and target.
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