Research and Resources
Background and Policy Context
The National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR)aims to support the creation of high-quality evidence to both inform policy and benefit patients and the public. NISCHR also commissions and directly funds R&D activity, contract managing projects and initiatives to ensure that the highest standards are met.
A Health and Social Care Research and Development Strategic Framework for Wales (February 2002) identified key areas to be addressed:and presents a vision of how R&D in health can be developed to address them. It also indicates how an evidence-based approach to policy and practice development can be achieved.
More information specific to research can be found below:
NHS Wales Resources
Map of Medicine
NHS Choices - our sister service in England offers a version of the Map for the public.
The NHS Wales e-Library for Health
The NHS Wales e-library for health allows NHS Wales staff access to a range of licensed resources including databases, ejournals and ebooks.