NESSIE (NIHR Evidence Synthesis Scotland InitiativE)

We are NESSIE - NIHR Evidence Synthesis Scotland InitiativE. We are a collaboration between University of Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian University, University of Stirling, University of Newcastle upon Tyne and patient representatives. We combine methodological, topic and patient and public involvement expertise.

NIHR evidence synthesis programme funding

We are one of nine evidence synthesis groups funded by the NIHR evidence synthesis programme. The aim of the evidence synthesis groups is to address knowledge gaps or to answer a specific need for healthcare, public health and social care stakeholders/audiences. 

Read more about the NIHR evidence synthesis programme here.

What we do

We aim to produce high quality evidence syntheses across a wide range of topics relevant to health care, public health and social care.  These will have a direct impact on decision-making, patient and client care, reducing inequalities and identifying future research needs.  Our projects will provide best evidence to support decision-making across health, public health and social care in all four nations of the UK.

We strongly believe in involving people with lived experience of a health or social care condition in all our research.  This also includes caregivers, families and patient and charitable support organisations.  This is known as patient and public involvement.

Masters or PhD students are always welcome to volunteer with NESSIE to help with our projects. 

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in being involved.