National Institute of Health Research

Department of Health written question – answered on 14th December 2017.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the funding allocated by the National Institute of Health Research to each region for the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will set out the percentage of funds distributed through the National Institute for Health Research broken down by region in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Most (88.6%) National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding is awarded to organisations that are geographically based, but some funding is awarded to national bodies and organisations (11.4 %). The Department does not hold information on a geographical basis about how this funding is then distributed. The figures provided in the table below shows gross NIHR spend which includes contributions from the devolved administrations and other bodies to NIHR funded research programmes. Net spend was £1,035.7 million.

NIHR Funding of Research by Region 2016-17

Region

Regional Total £ million

Percentage

East Midlands

49.4

4.6%

East of England

84.9

7.9%

London

311.1

29.1%

North East

46.0

4.3%

North West

78.3

7.3%

South East

139.1

13.0%

South West

66.9

6.3%

West Midlands

74.4

7.0%

Yorkshire and Humber

76.9

7.2%

Scotland

14.9

1.4%

Wales

3.9

0.4%

Northern Ireland

2.8

0.3%

National

121.6

11.4%

Grand Total

1,070.3

100.0%

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