NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility received over £5m
The Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has received over £5.47m from the NIHR to continue its research into a range of health conditions
The NIHR Newcastle CRF, a partnership between Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle University, is one of 28 in the country to receive funding which will support research into new treatments and early phase clinical trials which test treatments for the first time.
Professor Fai Ng, Director of the NIHR Newcastle CRF, BRC Theme Lead for Musculoskeletal Diseases, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at Newcastle Hospitals and Professor of Rheumatology at Newcastle University, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to receive funding from the NIHR to continue to deliver clinical research and find new treatments for patients living with often life-limiting conditions.”
“The success of the NIHR Newcastle CRF is thanks to the partnership between Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle University which has helped us to translate promising discoveries made by scientists and industry into new therapies to benefit patients.”
“This funding will help us to further develop our research infrastructure, invest in development of research delivery staff, strengthen our commitment to patient involvement and equality and diversity, and realise our ambition in effective delivery of high-quality research for patient benefits.”
The CRF team is also working with the Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust to expand its research into ageing, dementia and mental health conditions.