NIHR information for Ophthalmology Consultants
The UK Government has embedded research and innovation within the NHS (Health & Social Care Act 2012). The National Institute for Health Research has promoted, funded and coordinated a Clinical Research Network that is divided into 15 regions. Within these regions, NHS research takes place in primary and secondary care facilities and in the case of ophthalmology, is primarily consultant-led. To engage with NHS research, consultants need Good Clinical Practice training, a simple obligatory fundamental on-line course that trains all healthcare workers in the principles of research within the NHS.
Ophthalmologists who are already or are thinking of participating in NHS research can access further information through: