NIHR Communications


Welcome to the NIHR Comms site

The NIHR funds, enables and delivers world-leading health and social care research that improves people's health and wellbeing and promotes economic growth. 

This site aims to provide a one-stop-shop for communications staff across the NIHR to find resources such as information and templates to support NIHR's visual identity,  social media guidelines, as well as writing resources to help with our day-to-day communications. If you are new to NIHR communications, head to our Welcome page for an overview of this site.

The NIHR sitekit guide offers help and support for those who need to create or add content to the NIHR website using the SiteKit CMS.

The site is an ongoing work in progress, with resources added as they become available. 

You'll find a key at the top of each page (see below) as a guide to indicate whether the  page content is relevant to your area of comms. 


Our communications objectives

NIHR's national communications plan for 2022-25 has six objectives:

  • Health and care professionals, patients and the public engage with research
  • External stakeholders value, trust and engage with NIHR 
  • Internal stakeholders feel part of NIHR and function as advocates
  • NIHR is known for its strategic priorities and demonstrates thought leadership
  • NIHR’s digital channels are engaging, inclusive and integrated
  • Communications delivers a sustainable, ‘One NIHR’ service

These objectives are delivered through the NIHR Communications Programme Board and its working teams.