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Welcome to the NIHR Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce


 

The National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce (HSCWRU) exists to develop research knowledge in the health and social care workforce field and to disseminate findings to policymakers, service providers, employers, and patient, service user and carer groups.

Jill ManthorpeThe Unit, part of the Policy Institute, is led by Jill Manthorpe CBE (left), Professor of Social Work at King's. The Unit's Senior Management Team brings together expertise from the Business School, the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, and – beyond King's – from the Institute for Fiscal Studies and Imperial College London. The Unit's Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Advisory Group is chaired by Valerie Lipman.

HSCWRU is an NIHR Policy Research Unit. Core funded by the NIHR’s Policy Research Programme, we also receive grants following competitive tender from a variety of other funders. The Unit was established in January 2019, growing out of a policy research unit dedicated solely to the social care workforce, which ran from 2002-2018. As well as publishing widely in the academic press, the Unit is the base for Making Research Count London, which engages directly with the practitioner community. We also run a broad range of events for practitioners, policymakers, members of the public, and academics in the field.

Unit news, events and Twitter

Featured research: A three-study series on Personal Assistants in social care

Unit people

People

Unit staff – their research interests, current projects, and publications.

Unit blog

Unit blog

Commentary from Unit researchers and guest contributors.

About this website

This research unit is core funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Policy Research Programme (Policy Research Unit in Health and Social Care Workforce: Ref. PR-PRU-1217-21002). The views expressed here are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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