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Spending Review 2015

Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally C Davies

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally C Davies, has welcomed the Government’s continued strong support for science in the Spending Review published on 25 November 2015. 

Dame Sally said:  “I am delighted that, in Spending Review 2015, the Government has recognised the crucial role that science and research plays in improving the health of the people of this country and in underpinning economic growth through the life science industries.  The protected funding settlements for the DH R&D budget which includes NIHR, and for the BIS science budget which includes the research councils, are excellent outcomes given the tight fiscal constraints.”

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    Date posted: 26 November 2015

    One of the largest clinical trials in the world, to date, involving patients with respiratory failure has been funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

  • New HTA Clinical Evaluation and Trials board Deputy Chair appointed

    Date posted: 24 November 2015

    The NIHR HTA Programme is pleased to announce that Professor Julia Brown, Director of the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Leeds has been appointed as Deputy Chair of the HTA Clinical Evaluation and Trials board.

  • Probiotics research for elderly care patients

    Date posted: 23 November 2015

    Infections are the most common reason for care home residents to be hospitalised, and previous research shows care home residents are the biggest user group for antibiotics, which puts them at significant risk of developing antibiotic drug resistance.

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