Funding for specialist research nurses and new facilities to support clinical research and trials.
The funding will be given to 23 NHS organisations and will pay for specialist research nurses and technical staff, as well as providing cutting-edge facilities to support clinical research and trials.
The money, awarded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) following a competitive application and assessment process, will be provided over the next 5 years.
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.
Previous funding for clinical research facilities has led to medical breakthroughs, including:
- identifying an effective treatment for peanut allergies in children
- trialling of the ‘bionic eye’ in retinitis pigmentosa (RP) – the first ever study to combine artificial and natural vision in humans
- establishing an innovative and standardised approach to test treatment for cystic fibrosis
- developing the first new therapeutic asthma treatment for a decade, reducing the severity and duration of life-threatening asthma attacks
Clinical research facilities and funding
|NHS organisation||Funding for 5 years from 1 April 2017|
|Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust||£2,000,000|
|Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||£11,485,445|
|Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||£12,500,000|
|Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust||£3,038,927|
|Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust||£7,256,216|
|Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust||£10,885,958|
|Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||£750,000|
|Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust||£750,000|
|Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust||£5,315,730|
|Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust||£4,000,000|
|Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust||£2,407,641|
|Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||£3,738,298|
|Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust||£750,000|
|Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust||£5,738,298|
|Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust||£1,392,550|
|Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||£3,111,845|
|South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust||£3,964,705|
|The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust||£2,483,179|
|University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust||£6,500,000|
|University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust||£12,812,957|
|University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust||£750,000|
|University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust||£1,430,641|
|University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust||£9,244,166|
NIHR is funded through the Department of Health and works to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.