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NIHR’s research signals in The BMJ

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 13 February 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l513
  1. Sophie Cook, research editor1,
  2. Tara Lamont, director2,
  3. Rob Cook, deputy director—clinical2,
  4. Tansy Evans, acting deputy director2,
  5. Peter Davidson, clinical adviser2
  1. 1The BMJ, London, UK
  2. 2NIHR Dissemination Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to: S Cook Scook{at}

A new series of selected research summaries written for busy clinicians

Decisions in healthcare are complex and different for every person. Keeping up to date with new research and guidance is key to dealing with uncertainty and delivering high quality personalised care. Both clinicians and patients need robust summaries and shortcuts to help put the findings of new studies into the context of wider evidence and clinical guidelines. With at least 75 trials and 11 systematic reviews published every day (numbers are likely to have risen since this 2010 estimate),1 filters and selection processes are needed.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the largest public funder of health research in the UK, providing infrastructure support and funding for more than 350 substantive …

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