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HSC R&D Division were pleased to join Prof Cathy Harrison, the Chief Pharmaceutical Officer (DoH) in welcoming Professor Mahendra Patel to NI
 £1.9m to further develop a community consortium to tackle health disparity for people living with mental illness
The Director of the NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme, Professor Kathy Rowan, is looking to appoint two Funding Committee Chairs for the HSDR Funding Committee. It is a great opportunity to help shape an innovative and growing NIHR Programme.
Updates and revisions live from 29 January 2024

The Health Research Authority (HRA) in conjunction with the Four Nations Contracting Leads Group have recently published the following updates to the commercial and non-commercial model agreements.

Meeting on 13 December 2023
The UK Government has published its full response to the Lord O’Shaughnessy (LOS) Review, in commercial clinical trials in the UK. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) led a press release on the response.


Survey and upcoming focus groups
By Margaret Grayson and Jonathan Jackson, Co-Chairs of the PPI and Priority Setting Sub-Group, Northern Ireland Clinical Research Resilience and Growth Oversight Group (NI CRRG).



Queen’s University Belfast is to lead the Northern Ireland component of a new hub for behavioural research, directly supported by £10M investment, as part of a total £17M boost for behavioural science by the UK government.