Our main funder is the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government's strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world. For further information, visit the NIHR website (www.nihr.ac.uk).
The NIHR acknowledges the contributions made by the following partners who support the production and maintenance of systematic reviews: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland; the Health Research Board, Ireland; the National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), Wales; the Scottish Government, Health Directorates.
We are hosted by St George's, University of London.