Research & development

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Drug recovery pilots evaluation contract awarded

The University of Manchester has been awarded a research contract for the independent evaluation of the Department of Health’s drug and alcohol recovery payment by results pilots programme. The evaluation … Read more → – Drug recovery pilots evaluation contract awarded

Creation of the Health Research Authority

The Health Research Authority (HRA) launches today as a Special Health Authority (SpHA), completing one of the key commitments made by the Government in the Plan for Growth, published in … Read more → – Creation of the Health Research Authority

New institute to help narrow the health gap

A new University College London (UCL) Institute that aims to reduce health inequalities through action on social determinants was launched today. The UCL Institute of Health Equity, which will be … Read more → – New institute to help narrow the health gap

Launch of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink

In March 2011, The Government launched its ‘Plan for Growth’ which details steps needed to enable the British economy to become more internationally competitive. As part of this initiative The … Read more → – Launch of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink

National Institute for Health Research annual report 2010/11 published

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Annual Report 2010/11, which provides an overview of the NIHR’s activities and key achievements over the year, has been published today. Professor Dame … Read more → – National Institute for Health Research annual report 2010/11 published

A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

The Academy of Medical Sciences independent review of medical research regulation and governance reported in January 2011. Its recommendations covered: rationalising research regulation in a new arm’s-length body facilitating NHS … Read more → – A new pathway for the regulation and governance of health research

Radiation protection research: Call for stage 1 applications

The Department’s Policy Research Programme (PRP) commissions high quality, research-based evidence. The PRP would like to invite applications in the areas of Radiation Protection Research including: Priority Area 1: Studies to … Read more → – Radiation protection research: Call for stage 1 applications