£112 million investment in NIHR Clinical Research Facilities announced
Today the Department of Health announced a further £112 million investment into NIHR Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the country.
Following a competitive application and assessment process, funding has been awarded to 23 NHS organisations. Provided over the next five years, the funding will pay for specialist research nurses and technical staff, as well as providing cutting-edge facilities to support clinical research and trials.
Minister for Public Health and Innovation Nicola Blackwood said:
“UK researchers lead the world and our investment in this area so far has led to a variety of breakthroughs, including the first new asthma treatment in a decade, and a promising treatment for peanut allergies in children, to name just two.
“We know that such ground breaking research simply would not happen without the support of these Clinical Research Facilities.
“I’m delighted to announce this £112 million of extra funding to support the skilled personnel and cutting-edge facilities we need to keep the UK at the forefront of clinical research.”