RESEARCH: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is to receive £3.1m for research from the Department of Health.

It will fund work at the trust’s NHS Clinical Research Facility over five years to March 2017. A report by the chief executive Sir Andrew Cash to the board said: “Experimental medicine research within the Trust covers a wide range of specialities with particular strength in neuroscience / bone research / rheumatology / respiratory medicine / communicable diseases and diabetes and endocrinology.

“The research includes exploring new treatments in areas such as motor neurone disease and Parkinson’s disease, looking at new ways to prevent stroke and researching new vaccines for meningitis.”