Mesothelioma

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 23 December 2014 (HL3669), what grant applications were made to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence over the last ten years for mesothelioma research, including in each case the specific types of grant application; which were successful and which unsuccessful; and what were the applying organisation and the individual values of each successful and unsuccessful grant application.

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Grant applications for mesothelioma research are handled by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Details of applications relating to mesothelioma submitted to research programmes managed by NIHR in the last eight years (2006-07 to 2013-14) are shown in the following tables.

Successful applications

Programme

Organisation

Amount awarded

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, research-led funding stream

University of Birmingham

Subject to contract

Health Technology Assessment

University of Bristol

£635,413

Research for Patient Benefit

North Bristol NHS Trust

£238,606

Research for Patient Benefit

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

£243,211

Unsuccessful applications

Programme

Amount requested

Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation, research-led funding stream

£1,819,907

Health Technology Assessment

£480,000

Health Technology Assessment

£1,200,000

Health Technology Assessment

£1,206,118

Research Fellowships

£791,206

Research Fellowships

£255,221

Research for Patient Benefit

£250,000

Research for Patient Benefit

£171,476

Research for Patient Benefit

£236,079

Research for Patient Benefit

£236,305

Research Professorships

£1,228,874

The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme researcher-led funding stream is managed by NIHR and funded by the Medical Research Council.

Applications are submitted to NIHR in confidence and we are unable to disclose further details of unsuccessful applications.

The NIHR was established in April 2006. No applications relating to mesothelioma were submitted to national National Health Service research and development programmes in 2004-05 or 2005-06.

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