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NETSCC is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and was established at the University of Southampton in 2008.

UK government support for medical research is channelled primarily through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the Medical Research Council (MRC). Broadly speaking, the NIHR funds later-phase health research, which has the potential to influence the delivery of healthcare to patients, while the MRC supports basic and early clinical research. The two bodies work closely together, overseen by the Office for Strategic Coordination of Health Research (OSCHR) to ensure that there is a continuum of research opportunities along the translational pathway and to ensure activities are coordinated.

NETSCC now manages five distinct but interconnected evaluation research programmes:
- Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme
- NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme
- NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme
- NIHR Public Health Research (PHR) Programme
- NIHR Systematic Reviews (SR) Programme

Who we are

NETSCC is a team of managers, academics, clinicians, researchers and support staff managed by a senior management team.

The senior management team of NETSCC is made up of the following:

Professor Ruairidh Milne, view biography continue
Head of NETSCC, Director of The Wessex Institute
Lynn Kerridge, view biography continue
Chief Executive Officer, NETSCC 
Dr Peter Davidson, view biography continue
Director of NETSCC, HTA (Health Technology Assessment Programme)
Michael Lovibond, view biography continue
Director of Operations, NETSCC

Dr Tom Kenny, view biography continue
Director of External Relations

Dr Matt Westmore, view biography continue
Director of NETSCC, EME (Efficacy, Mechanism and Evaluation Programme), HS&DR (Health Services and Delivery Research Programme),and PHR (Public Health Research Programme)
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The NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), based at the University of Southampton, manages evaluation research programmes and activities for the NIHR.


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