Our work is informed by local and national health and social care priorities
We support applied health research and research on implementation of health and care evidence into day-to-day practice.
Research Priorities for Community Nursing
A James Lind Alliance (JLA) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) bringing together patients, carers and clinicians to identify the top 10 research priorities for community nursing.
Part of our Improving Health and Social Care research theme
The NIHR ARC OxTV's priorities
Our six research themes all work towards helping us achieve our priorities:
Theme 1: Changing Behaviours for Better Health and Preventing Disease
Developing and trialling new ways the NHS can support people to improve their health through weight loss and and informing their decisions about the food they buy.
Theme 2: Helping Patients to Manage Their Own Conditions
Developing and trialling new ways for patients to manage their own long-term conditions and treatments, with a focus on on cardiovascular health, such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Theme 3: Mental Health across the Life Course
Developing and assessing new psychological treatments and services for people of all ages; creating tools to aid mental health service providers to deliver rapid, effective support for mental health problems.
Theme 4: Improving Health and Social Care
Research to develop, assess and improve community health and care services. This will focus on local people with the greatest need, such as older people living with multiple health conditions (“multimorbidity”).
Theme 5: Applied Digital Health
Examining large health and social care data sets to deliver new insights, treatments and services; developing new digital tools to aid researchers and health and social care professionals.
Theme 6: Novel Methods to Aid and Evaluate Implementation
Developing and trialling strategies and methods to evaluate new tools, services and techniques in health and social care by bringing together statisticians, data scientists, software engineers, and health economists with clinicians, other health practitioners, and patients.