strategy document

NHLI has launched its strategic plan for 2019-2024 including our mission and aim. You can download a pdf of the plan using the button to the right or view the NHLI Strategic Plan 2019-2024 (PDF) online.


The mission of the National Heart and Lung Institute is to investigate the causes of heart, lung and vascular diseases in order to prevent, monitor and treat these disorders.


Our aim is to reduce death and suffering from heart, lung and vascular disease.


  • holds over £170 million of active grants
  • has over 500 staff; including 130 Principal Investigators, three Fellows of the Royal Society, eight NIHR Senior Investigators and 20 Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences
  • is a major teaching centre for medical undergraduates, and cardiovascular and respiratory scientists; with over 200 PhD or MD students and 150 MSc students

Our vision for 2024

Our vision for 2024