NIHR Evidence

We believe that everyone should have easy access to research. On NIHR Evidence, you’ll find plain language summaries of health and care research that’s funded by the NIHR. Our summaries can help you to make informed decisions about health and care – whether you’re a member of the public, a health or care professional, commissioner or policy maker.

Every year, thousands of NIHR-funded studies are published in academic journals. But they’re packed with scientific jargon and can be difficult to understand. We select the most important findings and make them easy to read. We cover single studies (Alerts), and bring together research on specific themes or topics (Collections and Themed Reviews).


Stoptober is the 28-day stop smoking challenge that begins on 1 October. Research has shown that those who quit smoking for 28 days are 5-times more likely to quit for good.

Read NIHR Evidence on how smoking bans help improve health in prisons, and the best treatments to help people quit smoking.

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