£112 million of new funding for CUH Clinical Research Facility

We received excellent news this week that, following a tough competitive application process, the Department of Health  has announced an investment of £11.45 million in the NIHR Cambridge Clinical Research Facility. This is fantastic news for the CRF team, led by Director of Operations, Caroline Saunders. The funding application process included a 5-minute DVD to show how previous funding had been used to support new clinical  research for the benefit of patients, and to present plans for infrastructure developments, including a new research building that is nearing completion. The funding will enable research with patients and volunteers to expand over the next five years. Watch the DVD here.

Media Studio worked with Vivienne Northrop, Stewart Fuller and Caroline Saunders to produce the DVD, packing into five minutes as much information as we could about the innovative developments taking place in the  facility and exciting plans for its future. These include ongoing research themes as well as completely new studies. The facility enables research that would be extremely difficult to do in a normal hospital setting, helping to speed progress through stages to putting new treatments and investigations into clinical practice. This funding will allow work such as a new method of screening for oesophageal cancer to be transferred to the primary care setting and an expansion of studies into rare causes of obesity.