The NIHR supports research being delivered through 30 specialty therapy areas. Each specialty is made up of expert clinical leaders and practitioners who work at both national and local levels to ensure that studies are delivered successfully and to promote awareness of research opportunities for participants to take part in. The specialty groups also support the dialogue between the life sciences industry and charities to ensure the pipeline of research studies and to facilitate the involvement of participants to make research more effective. Visit the main NIHR website to find out what is happening nationally in the different specialties.
Over the last 10 years, more than 3,000 different studies have been made available in the West Midlands, across 30 different health specialities. Participants have been recruited from every NHS Trust in the region, from more than half of GP practices and in hospices, nursing homes, pharmacies, schools and prisons.