Health and Care Research Wales is a national, multi-faceted, virtual organisation funded and overseen by the Welsh Government’s Division for Social Care and Health Research.
It provides an infrastructure to support and increase capacity in research and development (R&D), runs a range of responsive funding schemes and manages the NHS R&D funding allocation.
Health and Care Research Wales’ innovative infrastructure and portfolio of funded programmes consolidates, updates and builds on what has been created and delivered to date, placing Wales at the international forefront of health and social care research.
The new infrastructure allows a sharper focus on Wales’ current and emerging areas of excellence and will ensure an integrated, interdisciplinary, interagency, all-Wales approach, from research development to changes in practice based on research evidence.
The people of Wales will be central to an infrastructure and programmes that lead to major gains in health and wellbeing, effectiveness of services and the generation of national wealth.