Council gets share of £9m for health research

Published Thursday 18 July 2019 at 10:46

Blackburn with Darwen Council is part of a North West consortium who will share £9m for action research on health inequalities, it has been announced.

Awarded by the National Institute for Health Research, the money will be spent on trying to solve some of the biggest issues facing health and social care over the next five years.

Councillor Damian Talbot, Executive Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said:

This is fantastic news. Public Health departments in local authorities play a key role in managing local NHS research and ours is well regarded for its research output– particularly in the area of health equality which is the focus of this work programme. This research will be undertaken in local communities in Blackburn with Darwen and will contribute to improving health and wellbeing across the borough.

A full background to the funding and research programmes can be found here.

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