Thanks for sharing your global health systems research priorities

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2019.02.13

What are the priorities for health policy and systems research in low and middle-income (LMIC) countries that need addressing now? This survey, led by Health Services Research UK, is an opportunity for you to share thoughts and ideas to help shape a future NIHR global health policy and systems research (HPSR) programme. Please respond to our online survey by Sunday 3 March.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), a world-class leader in applied and health services research, is looking to expand into global Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR). NIHR is the largest funder of health and care research in England and is funded by the UK Government Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Health Services Research UK and Health Systems Global are partnering with the NIHR to reach into our combined UK and global networks and encourage researchers to share their views.

HSRUK's survey asked UK HSR academics to give their thoughts on health policy and systems research priorities to support low and middle income countries. The survey closed on 3 March 2019. However you can still join the global online community - see below to participate.


What did the survey aim to find out?

The NIHR wants to understand the key areas and priority topics for health policy and systems research in LMIC countries on the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list and eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding. This is an opportunity for the research community to lend its voice to a consultation that will ultimately shape a future NIHR global health policy and systems research (HPSR) programme.


Survey links

Please respond to the online survey here or visit

If you have any questions or technical issues with the survey, please email with “Global HPSR survey” in the title.


Join the global HPSR community

If you’re interested in research to benefit LMICs, you can also join a new online community led by HSRUK in partnership with the NIHR and Health Systems Global. If you're already working in this space, this is a great opportunity to learn from others and partner in future research for the primary benefit of LMICs. Perhaps you have never considered research in this setting before; this is your chance to explore it further. Find out more and join here: