Medicine: Research:Written question - 22997

Q
(Shrewsbury and Atcham)
Asked on: 19 January 2016
Department of Health
Medicine: Research
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what amount was spent on each category of medical research by the (a) National Institute for Health Research and (b) Medical Research Council in the last period for which figures are available.
A
Answered by: George Freeman
Answered on: 26 January 2016

Spend on research funded directly by the Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is categorised by Health Research Classification System (HRCS) health categories. NIHR expenditure on research infrastructure and systems where spend cannot be attributed to health categories is excluded. The following table shows NIHR spend in health categories in 2014/15.


Blood

£ million
8.2



Cancer

134.7


Cardiovascular

49.5


Congenital Disorders

7.2


Ear

4.1


Eye

18.5


Generic Health Relevance

94.4


Infection

31.5


Inflammatory and Immune System

40.5


Injuries and Accidents

9.5


Mental Health

72.6


Metabolic and Endocrine

30.8


Musculoskeletal

30.3


Neurological

46.7


Oral and Gastrointestinal

32.1


Other

15.0


Renal and Urogenital

15.3


Reproductive Health and Childbirth

37.8


Respiratory

25.5


Skin

11.0


Stroke

25.5


TOTAL

740.7



The Medical Research Council (MRC) is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. MRC expenditure in 2014/15 by HRCS health categories and HRCS research categories is shown in the following tables.


HRCS health categories

£

Blood

4,873,256

Cancer

46,355,768

Cardiovascular

16,011,307

Congenital Disorders

3,981,202

Ear

4,937,567

Eye

6,128,441

Generic Health Relevance

193,561,897

Infection

102,417,396

Inflammatory and Immune System

34,285,313

Injuries and Accidents

632,385

Mental Health

31,812,070

Metabolic and Endocrine

21,171,874

Musculoskeletal

14,987,531

Neurological

80,262,500

Oral and Gastrointestinal

10,704,217

Other

4,352,710

Renal and Urogenital

4,880,527

Reproductive Health and Childbirth

18,593,964

Respiratory

10,778,496

Skin

2,657,978

Stroke

4,317,667

No HRCS Coding

7,536,387

No HRCS Coding - Another Council led

1,227,345

Total

626,467,798




HRCS research categories

£

1. Underpinning

210,059,666

2. Mechanisms & Origins

235,134,454

3. Prevention

24,164,107

4. Detection & Diagnosis

32,463,619

5. Treatment Development

54,143,364

6. Treatment Evaluation

40,136,340

7. Disease Management

4,299,646

8. Health Services

17,268,954

No HRCS Coding

7,738,174

No HRCS Coding - Another Council led

1,059,473

Total

626,467,798

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