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Practice NIHR Alerts

NIHR Alerts aim to help busy health and care professionals put research into practice

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 25 October 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n2445

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  1. Helen Saul, editor in chief1,
  2. Cat Chatfield, head of Education2
  1. 1NIHR Central Commissioning Facility
  2. 2The BMJ
  1. helen.saul{at}; cchatfield{at}

Unprecedented extra demands on healthcare staff during the covid-19 pandemic have made it more difficult than ever for professionals to keep up to date with research. This time of major upheaval has underlined the need for health and social care to be the best and most efficient possible. To ensure that changes represent progress, they need to be based on sound research.

With this in mind, The BMJ is restarting its partnership with the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR is one of the UK’s largest funders of health and care research. It is funded …

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