Mental health, dementia and antimicrobial resistance will feature among research supported by a record £816 million investment in the NHS through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Health Secretary announced today (14 September).
Leading clinicians in the NHS, and researchers at top universities, will benefit from new world class facilities and support services from the five-year NIHR Biomedical Research Centre funding scheme – the largest ever investment into new health research.
Chief Scientific Advisor Professor Chris Whitty said:
“The future of NHS care depends on the science we do now. This new funding will enable clinical researchers to keep pushing for medical breakthroughs. The NIHR Biomedical Research Centres announced today offer huge potential benefits for patients across the country.”
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The podcast series is entitled ‘The Business of Discovery’ and is a collection of audio sound bites released each month, with each providing an insight into a relevant topic surrounding clinical research. During each 10-12 minute podcast, listeners will hear the thoughts and opinions of a whole range of different people involved in clinical research. The podcast series also includes a virtual journal club, which involves the discussion of a recent, open-access paper to be discussed.
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