Main funder

The BLISS programme is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Programme Grants for Applied Research.

The NIHR provides the NHS with the support and infrastructure it needs to conduct first-class research funded by the Government and its partners alongside high quality patient care, education and training. Its aim is to support outstanding individuals (both leaders and collaborators), working in world-class facilities (both NHS and University), conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients.