THE University of York has secured more than £5 million in new research funding.

The National Institute for Health Research has awarded a £5.25 million five-year contract to the university’s Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD) and Centre for Health Economics to continue to act as one of the institute’s national centres of excellence for health technology assessment.

These assessments evaluate the benefits, harms and costs of treatments and are used to help NHS decision-making bodies such as the National Institute for health and Care Excellence.

The contract is the latest in a series of four major funding contracts totalling more than £6.5 million.

CRD Director, Professor Lesley Stewart said “We look forward to delivering independent and rigorous evaluations that are of benefit to the NHS to those who use it services.”