Welsh Government

NHS R&D Funding Policy

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 2016/17’ sets out how Welsh Government will performance manage NHS organisations in Wales in relation to R&D.

1.1 Activity Based Funding

1.2 The Appropriate Use of NHS R&D Allocations

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 Applying for Excess Treatment Costs Funding for NHS Research in Secondary Care (document under review)

3.2 Excess Treatment Costs Application Form (Secondary Care)

3.3 Quarterly Progress and Expenditure Report for Excess Treatment Costs

3.4 ETC Cost Template

3.5 ETC Application Form - Additional Tables for Multi-Site Applications

NHS Support Costs/Excess Treatment Costs for Primary Care, Emergency Care and Public Health Wales

4.1 Application Form - NHS Support Costs/Excess Treatment Costs for Primary Care, Emergency Care and Public Health Wales

4.2 Quarterly Progress and Expenditure Report for NHS Support Costs

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.

Please note: References to NISCHR in a policy context now refer to the Welsh Government’s Research and Development Division. Documents will be updated in due course.