Welsh Government

NHS R&D Funding Policy

AcoRD Guidance Wales and FAQs can be found here

A key aim for the Welsh Government's Research & Development Division is to maximise the contribution the NHS makes to the research infrastructure in Wales.

Performance Management and Operational Guidance 

The Welsh Government's Research & Development Division's ‘Delivery Framework for the Performance Management of NHS R&D 2019/20’ sets out how Welsh Government will performance manage NHS organisations in Wales in relation to R&D.

1.1 Local Support and Delivery funding 2018/19

1.2 The appropriate use of NHS R&D local support and delivery funding

1.3 Monitoring the use of R&D allocations

1.4 Detail on the national NHS R&D objectives, key indicators and targets

1.5 Monitoring NHS R&D activity

Functions and Competencies of a NHS R&D Office

2.1 R&D office functions

2.2 Competencies for R&D Staff 

Excess Treatment Costs - guidance for secondary care 

3.1 Excess Treatment Cost guidance for secondary care

3.2 Excess Treatment Cost application for secondary care

3.3 Excess Treatment Costing template for secondary care

NHS Support Costs/Excess Treatment Costs for primary care, emergency care and Public Health Wales

4.1 NHS Primary Care Support Cost application

4.2 NHS Primary Care Excess Treatment Cost application

NHS R&D Finance Policy Template

The Welsh Government set a national objective to ensure the effective provision of a NHS research infrastructure to develop research capacity through the appropriate use of R&D allocations as well as investment of other R&D income that the NHS organisation generates. The key indicator set to achieve this national objective is for NHS organisations to have a current ‘in use’ finance policy.

Health and Care Research Wales has produced a NHS R&D Finance Policy Template which covers the details and mechanisms necessary for the management, accountability and distribution of NHS research funding and income.

For more information please contact Helen Hodgson - Senior Research Funding, Performance and Portfolio Manager helen.hodgson@wales.nhs.uk 02920 230 457.