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Dissemination Centre

About the NIHR Dissemination Centre

Our aim is to put good research evidence at the heart of decision making in the NHS, public health and social care.

Our work helps clinicians, commissioners and patients to make evidence-based decisions about which treatments and practices are most effective and provide the best use of resources.

We critically appraise the latest health research from both within the NIHR and other research organisations to identify the most reliable, relevant and significant findings. We disseminate these findings as actionable, accessible, and trustworthy information in the form of Signals, Highlights and Themed Reviews.

The NIHR DC is a collaboration between the Wessex Institute and Bazian. We are a small team of health specialists, writers and experts on engagement. Find out more about our team.

The NIHR Dissemination Centre is funded by the NIHR with contributions from Health and Care Research Wales and the HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland.

 About the NIHR

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded through the Department of Health and Social Care to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. It is a large, multi-faceted and nationally distributed organisation. Together, NIHR people, facilities and systems represent the most integrated clinical research system in the world - driving research from bench to bedside for the benefit of patients and the economy.


Since its establishment, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. To find out more visit the NIHR website.


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