Welsh Government

NHS R&D Funding Policy

AcoRD Guidance Wales and FAQs can be found here

Local Support and Delivery Funding
Welsh Government’s local support & delivery funding is a fixed amount allocated across the NHS organisations in Wales annually. It is a proportion of the total funding invested in the research infrastructure in Wales and is intended to support the increase of high quality research activity in the NHS.

Local Support and Delivery allocations
Local support and delivery funding allocations are determined by an Activity Based Funding formula based on retrospective research activity. This is used as an indicator for the amount of funding each NHS organisation may need in the forthcoming financial year to support NHS research. This provides the fairest mechanism to share out a finite pot of funding between organisations.

Local Support & Delivery funding operational guidance


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 the funding team research-fundingsupport@wales.nhs.uk - 02920 230 457