CCF Newsletter

From January 2017, the monthly newsletter from the Central Commissioning Facility (CCF) has now been replaced by four cross-NIHR bulletins covering:

  1. Funding opportunities from all parts of the NIHR
  2. The latest NIHR research and impact news
  3. Opportunities for industry
  4. Information for patients and the public

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The CCF Newsletter archive can be accessed below.


November 2016: £112m CRF investment, a new NIHR Medtech and In vitro diagnostic Co-operatives competition along with lots of research news from the last month.

October 2016: A new Challenge Award on the horizon and a change for NIHR newsletters, plus all the latest news, events and funding opportunities from around the NIHR.

September 2016: £816m investment, celebrating NIHR at 10 alongside a research round up and then latest funding opportunities and events.

August 2016: Contract changes, NHS Expo and a chance to test your research knowledge.

July 2016: New media competition winners announced, the latest funding opportunities and news from around the NIHR.

June 2016: The NHS Confederation conference, an impact round up, A-Z of the NIHR plus all the latest news, events and funding opportunities.

May 2016: The NIHR at 10 conference, our latest public and patient involvement reports, International Cinical Trials Day and all the latest news and events.

April 2016: OK to ask campaign, a chance to hear Dame Sally's conversation at the Royal Society, news, events and more from around the NIHR!

March 2016: Dame Sally in conversation at the Royal Society, new NIHR at 10 page, NIHR Identity Guidelines on the One NIHR site, and more!

February 2016: NIHR Parliamentary Day, Clinical Research Facilities - refresh and renewal, Imperial PSTRC showcases HELIX Centre, and more! 

January 2016:  Happy New Year, NIHR numbers from 2015, NIHR at 10 in 2016, NIHR Obesity Themed Call, and more!


November/December 2015:  UK Rapid Response Team Competition, NIHR Obesity Themed Call, CMO's response to 'Going the extra mile', LinkedIn and more!

October 2015: School for Public Health Research Competition now open, Photo Competition results, AMRC and NIHR working together plus more

September 2015: NHS Expo 2015, new Horizon Scanning Research & Intelligence Centre website, the latest news headlines and more

August 2015: New issue of Faculty World, OK to ask 2015 evaluation and planning for 2016, award winning NIHR short film and more from NIHR

July 2015: One NIHR, Photo Competition 2015, renewed RfPB, newly funded projects, funding opportunities and more

June 2015: The 9th annual Senior Investigators competition, new reports in the NIHR Journals Library, One NIHR, new Faculty World and more!

May 2015: OK to ask 2015, research news highlights, One NIHR and more

April 2015: NIHR CCF's new Twitter account, Ok to ask 2015, vacancies, NIHR website user survey and more

March 2015: NIHR's contribution to economic growth, @OfficialNIHR reaches 20k followers, NIHR i4i-funded smart glasses and more

February 2015: New benefits advice service, newly funded projects, funding opportunities, the NIHR multimorbidities themed call and much more!

January 2015: Happy new year! We're kicking off 2015 with the NIHR Annual Stats, the Queen's New Year Honours list, info about NIHR themed calls and more!



December 2014: Season's greetings from NIHR Central Commissioning Facility - bringing you the latest news inc. recruitment of a new NIHR Dean for Faculty Trainees

November 2014: updated NIHR funding opportunities booklet, Professor Dame Sally Davies talks to the BBC, DHSC's commitment to develop NIHR leaders plus more!

October 2014 - New nursing issue of Faculty World, Programme Grants information events, provide your views on our patient and public activity and more!

September 2014 - NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research information events, recruitment for panel/committee members, public involvement update plus more!

August 2014 - Introducing the new NIHR website, announcing the winner of the NIHR photo competition plus more news and funding information from the NIHR