The Support and Delivery infrastructure consists of the Health and Care Research Wales @NHS R&D services and the Health and Care Research Wales @Support Centre.
Health and Care Research Wales@NHS R&D services are based at each NHS organisation in Wales, they build local capacity and capability to support high quality research to maximise impact.
The local services are delivered by NHS R&D Departments who employ R&D managers/coordinators to facilitate the sponsoring and/or hosting of studies. In addition, the heads of the research delivery staff are employed by NHS R&D departments have all-Wales and regional responsibilities to facilitate spread of studies through supporting Specialty Leads, providing oversight of delivery resources and supporting NHS R&D Directors at a local level.
Health and Care Research Wales @Support Centre is a Wales-wide service, providing centralised support functions across Health and Care Research Wales and also on behalf of @NHS R&D services. @Support Centre provides the coordinated support for a suite of delivery programmes and projects.
Support and Delivery Service partners are (shaded blue in the diagram above):
Support & Delivery Service Vision
Our vision is to realise a ‘One Wales Seamless Service’ for supporting and delivering high quality health and social care research.
Strategic Aim 1: Public
We will increase opportunities for patients and the public* to participate in, and benefit from safe ethical research, regardless of geographical locations.
Strategic Aim 2: Research Community
We will enable Industry and Chief Investigators to set-up studies in multiple sites across Wales in a single access, streamlined and efficient way.
Strategic Aim 3: Staff
We will attract and deploy appropriately skilled, qualified and experienced staff in a consistent way across Health and Care Research Wales, embedding shared values and behaviours.
The Support and Delivery Service’s mission is to facilitate health and social care research that will improve the health and well-being of people in Wales by providing an effective and efficient joined-up centralised and local service.