New £28m health research project for East Midlands

A new £28 million health research programme will launch today in the East Midlands, tackling long-term conditions such as diabetes, pulmonary disease and poor mental health.

The project, which brings together universities, the NHS, and local councils, will be officially unveiled in full at the Holywell Conference Centre in Loughborough.

A new £28 million health research programme will launch today in the East Midlands
A new £28 million health research programme will launch today in the East Midlands Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA

Called the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East Midlands, it aims to not only research treatments and support for long-term conditions but to ensure that its findings are put into practice as soon as possible.

It comes after research found life expectancy in the East Midlands was lower than the national average.

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