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National Institute for Health Research

Question for Department of Health

UIN 118544, tabled on 11 December 2017

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.

Answered on

14 December 2017

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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