Press releases

Your press release must include an acknowledgement of NIHR support, notes to editors and a disclaimer. See below for example wording.

NIHR Cambridge BRC Acknowledgement

If the NIHR Cambridge BRC has supported a research project, it should be named in the first or second paragraph of a press release and spelt out in full at the first mention (after which abbreviations may be used, eg:

      1. “Researchers supported by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have…” or
      2. “National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR)-funded researchers at…”

Notes to editors:

Notes to editors are included after the press release and provide information that may be of relevance/interest to journalists.

Please cut and paste the following:
    • About the National Institute for Health and Care Research The mission of the National Institute for Health and Care Research (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.

    • About the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre Based within the most outstanding NHS and University partnerships in the country, the Biomedical Research Centres are leaders in scientific translation. They receive substantial levels of funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to translate fundamental biomedical research into clinical research that benefits patients and they are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.


Always include the following:

    • The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Patient data use:

If you have used patient data in your research, you must also include in your Notes to editors a statement on patient data use:

    • This work uses data provided by patients and collected by the NHS as part of their care and support and would not have been possible without access to this data. The NIHR recognises and values the role of patient data, securely accessed and stored, both in underpinning and leading to improvements in research and care.


If a research paper or report is the subject of the press release, a copy of the research paper/ report must be included, as well as suitable images.

If you are representing an NHS Trust or university check their templates for example wording on what to include for their respective organisations in Notes to Editors.

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