This page contains links to all the resources necessary to apply the NIHR Identity, which is part of the NHS brand.


This guidance is for everyone who needs to name or otherwise feature the NIHR including:

  • researchers who hold NIHR awards, for example, from a training or research programme or who are Senior Investigators
  • communicators, managers and directors from all parts of the NIHR
  • press officers, graphic designers or other issuers/producers of NIHR-related material, for example, based in NHS trusts, universities, consultancies and publishers
  • funding partners such as charities, industry and Government bodies.


The resources include:

  • the NIHR Identity Guidelines
  • NIHR logotypes, stamps and other visual identifiers
  • the NIHR policy on digital engagement
  • a photo consent form
  • templates including slides and campaign materials.

If you plan to issue a press release, please read important information on the NIHR website: https://www.nihr.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-officers.htm.

Please note that the NIHR notes to editors (boilerplate) has changed. The new NIHR boilerplate is:


The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is the nation's largest funder of health and care research. 


  • Funds, supports and delivers high quality research that benefits the NHS, public health and social care
  • Engages and involves patients, carers and the public in order to improve the reach, quality and impact of research
  • Attracts, trains and supports the best researchers to tackle the complex health and care challenges of the future
  • Invests in world-class infrastructure and a skilled delivery workforce to translate discoveries into improved treatments and services
  • Partners with other public funders, charities and industry to maximise the value of research to patients and the economy

The NIHR was established in 2006 to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research, and is funded by the Department of Health and Social Care. In addition to its national role, the NIHR commissions applied health research to benefit the poorest people in low- and middle-income countries, using Official Development Assistance funding.

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If you have any questions about how to apply the NIHR Identity please email ccfcomms@nihr.ac.uk with the details, attaching any drafts.

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