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£112 million Funding Announced for Clinical Research Facilities

On 18th November 2016, the Department of Health (DoH) has announced additional £112 million investment into NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the country.

From April 2017, the government will be investing £112.3 million over five years via the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the NHS infrastructure for Clinical Research Facilities across England. The funding has been awarded to the 23 National Health Service (NHS) organisations, following a competitive application and assessment process. The funding will provide support for specialist research nurses and technical staff, as well as provide cutting-edge facilities to help clinical research and trials.  

Nicola Blackwood, the Minister for Public Health and Innovation said that the UK medical researchers lead the world and the government investment in research area so far has led to a range of innovations, including a promising treatment for peanut allergies in children, the first new asthma treatment in a decade, and many more. He understands that this type of groundbreaking research simply would happen with the support of these Clinical Research Facilities.

He further added that he is very pleased to announce this £112 million of extra funding to support the skilled personnel and cutting-edge facilities.

Earlier funding for clinical research facilities has directed to medical innovations, including:

  • Testing of the ‘bionic eye’ in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) – It is the first ever study to combine natural and artificial vision in humans.
  • Beginning an innovative and standardised approach to test treatment for cystic fibrosis
  • Finding an efficient treatment for peanut allergies in children
  • Developing the first new therapeutic asthma treatment for a decade, decreasing the time of life-threatening asthma attacks

NIHR is financed through the DoH and works to advance the health and wealth of the nation through clinical research.

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