National Institute for Health Research

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Shadow Minister (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding allocated to (a) physical ill health and (b) mental ill health was coordinated through the National Institute for Health Research in each year for which data is available.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Information on funding coordinated through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) relating to physical ill-health and mental ill-health is not held in the format requested.

The following data have been supplied by the following NIHR coordinating centres:

- NIHR Central Commissioning Facility

- NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre

- NIHR Trainees Coordinating Centre

- NIHR Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre

These centres hold data by Research Activity Classification but do not all disaggregate ill-health, either physical or mental, from normal biological functions and processes, and health service provision. The years for which data are available also vary between centres. Therefore, the following tables show NIHR research spend on mental health research and physical health research since 2014/15, when data is available for all coordinating centres.

Mental health spend








Physical health spend (All other spend, i.e.: all spend with mental health spend removed)








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