Government pulls plug on regional research and development fundingBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7317.825/a (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:825
- Carol Harris
The Department of Health has cancelled funding for research and development commissioned through its regional offices for 2002-3, in order to divert savings of up to £10m ($15m) to frontline services.
The decision was in a notice sent at the end of September by the NHS Executive to NHS regional offices.
The notice said: “In order to release additional funds for front line services the central Department of Health budgets, including R and D, have been required, with immediate effect, to make substantial savings. Specifically, all regions have been required, with immediate effect, to stop any new …