Welsh Government

NHS Research & Development offices

Research and development (R&D) is a core function of NHS Wales. There are seven Health Boards and three all-Wales Trusts and all organisations have a R&D team lead by a R&D Director to provide a range of services including:

  • Developing and delivering a research strategy for the organisation, in collaboration with university colleagues
  • Providing support to researchers through the research pathway, from grant application to dissemination of results
  • Ensuring information about research is available to patients and clinicians
  • Ensuring staff and other resources are in place so that studies can be delivered
  • Ensuring the organisation fulfils its legal, regulatory and financial responsibilities relating to research it hosts or sponsors, and managing risks relating to these responsibilities

NHS R&D offices draw on central services provided by the Health and Social Care Research Wales Support Centre and Research Delivery Staff. A key aim is to increase the number of studies NHS Wales can offer people in Wales.

R&D Offices - Contact details