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Heart Diseases: Young People

Volume 461: debated on Monday 18 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds have been allocated within the NHS to research (a) the cause of and (b) treatment for cardiac risk in the young. (140683)

Over the last 10 years, the main part of the Department's total expenditure on health research has been devolved to and managed by national health service organisations. These organisations have reported spending from this funding in support of coronary heart disease as follows:

£ million









The Department does not collect specific expenditure data. Details of individual projects supported in the NHS can be found on the national research register at:

Implementation of the Department's research strategy ‘Best Research for Best Health’ will result in an expansion of our research programmes and in significant new funding opportunities for health research. In particular, the University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Biomedical Research Centre and the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, formed this year, plan to undertake work on sudden cardiac death. The centrally funded budget for the cardiovascular disease research theme at UCLH is £5.1 million over five years and for the heart research theme at Oxford is £3.1 million over five years.