York claims 6 million in research cash

Professor Lesley Stewart
Professor Lesley Stewart

York has secured a major new funding hike – worth SIX million pounds.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) has awarded the university a five-year contract to the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD), and the Centre for Health Economics (CHE).

The cash is hoped to bump York up as one of the NIHR’s national centres of excellence for health technology assessment.

CRD Director, Professor Lesley Stewart, said: “We are delighted that our highly successful and longstanding relationship with the NIHR HTA programme is to continue.

“This award adds to other recent funding success and through each of our new programmes, we look forward to delivering independent and rigorous evaluations that are of benefit to the NHS to those who use it services.”

It is the latest in a series of four major funding contracts totalling more than £6.5 million that the Centre has secured this year.