This initiative aims to support and develop research on multimorbidity, working closely with other research councils, funders and stakeholders to bring about advances in this complex multidisciplinary area.
Multimorbidity (or people living with multiple long-term conditions, including mental and physical conditions and long duration infectious diseases) is increasing, in absolute terms and relative to single diseases. It is associated with a reduction in quality of life, increased use of health services, and reduced life expectancy.
Research on multimorbidity has been identified as an urgent global priority, and is one of the seven health focus themes outlined in MRC’s delivery plan 2019. We are seeking to support and develop research in this important field and work closely with research councils across UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), other funders and stakeholders to facilitate the advance in this complex multidisciplinary area.