Blogs and articles..


What types of research are happening in osteoarthritis? 

The most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a condition which affects millions of people all over the globe.  Read about ongoing research efforts…


Exploring health inequalities

Health inequality affects a broad spectrum of people from all sorts of groups, backgrounds, and geographical areas. 


How you can make an amazing difference with health research

Find out how easily research could fit into your life - however much time and energy you're able to commit.


Five amazing health research breakthroughs in the last 12 months

As unprecedented times highlight the importance of health research, we’re looking back over some of the most incredible advances from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in 2020-2021 so far.


NIHR survey reveals public's attitudes to health research following coronavirus

A survey, commissioned by the NIHR, and carried out by YouGov, asked 2,023 respondents a range of questions on their understanding of coronavirus research - especially research in the UK - and the role it has played in tackling the pandemic.


Deciphering diabetes

To mark Diabetes Awareness Week we spoke to Professor Melanie Davies to get the facts, bust the myths and learn more about the critical research happening right now.


Meet one of the research nurses making change possible

To find out what it takes, and get a glimpse of research from an insider’s perspective, we asked senior research nurse Arlene Lee to tell us about her role.


The COVID-19 volunteer inspiring a generation

When Marium was hospitalised with a severe case of COVID-19, participating in critical health research changed her life in a way she could never have imagined.


Meet the COVID-19 vaccine volunteers

When the COVID-19 pandemic put us into lockdown in 2020, the pressure was on for researchers to discover effective vaccines. We spoke to two of these vaccine volunteers to learn how and why they took part – and find out what advice they have for other aspiring research participants.