Cutting-edge research equipment and technology

More than £96m awarded to NHS for cutting-edge research equipment

Cutting-edge research equipment and technology

The NIHR has awarded more than £96 million to 93 NHS organisations across England, which are all part of the NIHR’s wider infrastructure. This includes Biomedical Research Centres and Clinical Research Facilities, as well as NIHR’s Clinical Research Network.

The funding will pay for new research equipment and technology. Around £20 million is going to smaller, regional NHS Trusts. This funding will boost research and innovation across the NHS. New equipment and technology will help find new ways to prevent and treat diseases. The funding will be used for a range of innovative equipment, including imaging devices, mobile research vehicles, ultrasound equipment, and specialist fridges and freezers that are essential for storing samples used in research.

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said:

“From Devon to Liverpool, we’re giving NHS organisations over £96 million to bolster vital health and care research.

“Scientists and medical experts will be able to purchase cutting-edge equipment, like mobile CT scanners, imaging devices and ultrasound equipment to help their groundbreaking work in the prevention, treatment and management of disease.

“The NHS and its staff have now served us for nearly 75 years and as we celebrate that achievement we want to make sure the health service is leading the way. This investment will also help the NHS continue to cut waiting lists – one of the government’s top five priorities.”

Read the full article on the NIHR website.

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Published: 28 June 2023