Director for the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

Dr David King - Director of the NIHR Clinical Commissioning Facility

David is the Director of the NIHR Central Commissioning Facility based in Twickenham, which means that he is responsible for a team of 110 people managing more than £377m pa of research programme and infrastructure funding for NIHR and DH, including the NIHR i4i, Programme Grants for Applied Research and Research for Patient Benefit programmes, the DH Policy Research Programme, and NIHR Biomedical Research Centres, CLAHRCs and Research Schools.  

Before joining CCF in 2008, David was a member of the Department of Health’s R&D Directorate, where he worked on the implementation of a number of NIHR funding schemes, including Biomedical Research Centres and Units, the School for Primary Care Research, CLAHRCs and Programme Grants for Applied Research. Prior to that, David was the R&D Manager at The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust for five years and also spent eleven years at the Medical Research Council's Head Office, including one year on secondment to the Wellcome Trust.