10-03-2006: LGC is to provide programme management for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR is a key component of the Department of Health (DH) strategy publication, 'Best Research for Best Health: A New National Health Research Strategy´ (January 2006), for the NHS in England.
For an initial period of five years, LGC will operate the NIHR's Central Commissioning Facility. This is being created to streamline and simplify the application process for DH research and development funding. LGC will also manage two of the programmes that will come under the Central Commissioning Facility: the existing ´Policy Research Programme´ (PRP), and a new response mode programme, ´Research for Patient Benefit´ (RfPB).
LGC´s External Programme Management Group (EPMG), which will lead on the new work, already manages two existing DH research programmes: ´New and Emerging Applications of Technology´ (NEAT) and ´Genetics´. Staffed by qualified research scientists and professional programme managers, EPMG´s combined skills have produced a highly specialised team for science and technology programme management, with all contracts performed to ISO 9001 standard.
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