Fuse university selected to join national School for Primary Care Research

The School is a partnership between nine top performing departments of primary care, supported by over £30million funding over five years. Newcastle will join the other member universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Keele, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and University College London in 2015.

The successful bid was led by a team from the Institute for Health and Society, including Professor Eileen Kaner (pictured), Institute Director and Fuse Senior Investigator. The new centre will focus on ageing primary care related research.

The National Institute for Health Research has established three national schools and Fuse has been a member of sister centre the School for Public Health Research (SPHR) since 2012.

Professor Ashley Adamson, Director of Fuse said: "As a member of the NIHR School for Public Health Research Fuse is delighted to welcome another major NIHR funded centre in the North East. We look forward to exploring the new opportunities this brings for both centres."

Background information on NIHR and the SPCR

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government's strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world.

The NIHR has established three national schools: the School for Primary Care Research, the School for Social Care Research, and the School for Public Health Research. They represent a unique collaboration between the leading academic centres in England. The School for Primary Care Research was founded in 2006, to increase and develop the evidence base for practice in the primary care, It supports high quality research and provides strategic leadership to support the development of primary care research.

Last modified: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 11:56:51 GMT