Health and Social Care Research & Development (HSC R&D)
- Developing an enabling infrastructure to support R&D
- Building research capacity for R&D
- Funding R&D
- Supporting innovation as a means of transferring R&D findings into practice
- Ensuring patient and public involvement in R&D
A new Research and Development Strategy is being developed. A public consultation on this closed recently.
Delivery of the strategy is the responsibility of the Director of Research & Development.
Currently that post, the holder of which is also Chief Scientific Advisor to DHSSPS is vacant.