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£215 million research fund to tackle the next generation of health challenges

The government has announced £215 million investment in NHS health research and an additional £3 million for a new research leader programme for nurses and midwives.

Health and social care secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced a £215 million package of funding for research that could transform the lives of people who are living with a range of conditions, including life-long illnesses, mental health issues and obesity.

Leading academics and technology experts will be able to apply for research funding to develop health solutions for the future that give patients greater independence and choice about how they manage their healthcare.

An investment of £150 million will fund research over the next five years to tackle important emerging issues, including the pressures of an ageing population and the increasing demands on the NHS.