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NPRI report 2015

A report on the National Prevention Research Initiative (NPRI) published in September 2015 shines a light on how we can take a fresh approach to preventing ill health.

Read the NPRI report 2015 (PDF, 754KB) and annexes (PDF, 452KB).

Professor Sir John Savill, MRC Chief Executive, stated:  “NPRI has been an enduring and effective partnership of Research Councils, government and charities which led the way in strengthening prevention research and supported novel impactful work. For the future, we need to effect population-wide reduction in chronic ill health and the economic cost of NHS medications and surgery for these long term conditions. Research that integrates imaginative research designs and innovative technologies can, I believe, accelerate progress but multi partner, collaboration, multi-disciplinary thinking and researcher-user cooperation will be key.” 
Professor Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England said that: “We are learning how to prevent many illnesses that still affect people in all parts of the country and society. The research supported through NPRI makes a real contribution to our knowledge and evidence for action. We will be drawing upon this very valuable resource for years to come.”
Professor Jane Elliott, ESRC Chief Executive said, “The National Prevention Research Initiative is a great example of what can be achieved when funders work together in an area of need. The complexity of the social, cultural and economic environments within which we live need to be at the forefront of research into prevention.”
Mr Paul Lincoln, CEO of the UK Health Forum and member of the NPRI review Group said, “I was very pleased to see how NPRI project outcomes have influenced national policy and practice and provided some well-used resources to help people manage their health better. In the future, researchers need to collaborate with users throughout the design and execution of research to accelerate the impact of the work.”