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The mission of the National Institute for Health and Care Researcher (NIHR) is to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. We do this by:
- Funding high quality, timely research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care;
- Investing in world-class expertise, facilities and a skilled delivery workforce to translate discoveries into improved treatments and services;
- Partnering with patients, service users, carers and communities, improving the relevance, quality and impact of our research;
- Attracting, training and supporting the best researchers to tackle complex health and social care challenges;
- Collaborating with other public funders, charities and industry to help shape a cohesive and globally competitive research system;
- Funding applied global health research and training to meet the needs of the poorest people in low and middle income countries.
NIHR is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. Its work in low and middle income countries is principally funded through UK Aid from the UK government.
Established in 2001 as a special Health Authority (SpHA) and then as a limited company in 2010, NHS Professionals are experts at putting people in places to care within NHS Trusts and the wider healthcare system in England. We have over 50 client Trusts and 180,000 healthcare professionals registered with us.
Uniquely, we stand apart from other recruitment organisations since we are owned by the Department of Health and Social Care. This means that in 2020-21, over £15million was re-invested back into the wider health economy in addition to associated workforce efficiencies and savings made by individual NHS Trusts.
Our vision is safe, effective and kind nursing and midwifery that improves everyone’s health and wellbeing. As the professional regulator of almost 725,000 nursing and midwifery professionals, we have an important role to play in making this a reality.
Our core role is to regulate. First, we promote high professional standards for nurses and midwives across the UK, and nursing associates in England. Second, we maintain the register of professionals eligible to practise. Third, we investigate concerns about nurses, midwives and nursing associates – something that affects less than one percent of professionals each year. We believe in giving professionals the chance to address concerns, but we’ll always take action when needed.
To regulate well, we support our professions and the public. We create resources and guidance that are useful throughout people’s careers, helping them to deliver our standards in practice and address new challenges. We also support people involved in our investigations, and we’re increasing our visibility so people feel engaged and empowered to shape our work.
Regulating and supporting our professions allows us to influence health and social care. We share intelligence from our regulatory activities and work with our partners to support workforce planning and sector-wide decision making. We use our voice to speak up for a healthy and inclusive working environment for our professions.
Over 90,000 professionals use Florence to choose their own shifts across the NHS and social care. The easy-to-use and innovative app replaces traditional agencies, giving you back complete control of your work life and taking away all the hassle.
93% of Florence professionals would recommend us.
FoNS is a UK-wide charity. We work with nurses and care teams to lead innovations and improvements to inspire and enable a culture across health and care that values people, where patients experience care and services which are the best they can be and staff feel valued and supported. We achieve this by:
- Being person-centred
- Working collaboratively with people using skilled facilitation that is enabling rather than directing
- Promoting lifelong learning in practice to develop staff and enhance how care is experienced
- Providing support and challenge so that people can develop and grow
- Working creatively and purposely to influence values, attitudes and culture
- Sharing learning widely to promote the spread of best practice