Vision and mission

Our Vision:

Better health through excellent research, data and evidence.

Our mission:

To support research that improves people’s health, promotes evidence-informed care and creates solutions to societal challenges. 

To achieve these aims, we will lead and support excellent research, and we will generate relevant knowledge and promote its application in policy and practice.

We want the research that we fund and the work that we do to:

  • deliver real benefits for people's health 
  • transform the way healthcare is delivered 
  • provide information and evidence that informs decisions about health care
  • advance health research and data infrastructure
  • promote excellent training in health research
  • generate economic returns through healthcare innovation and economic development.

Further details of how we will achieve these aims are detailed in our Strategy 2025.