Scientists and academics are taking a big hit over the Government’s plans to cut funding for the National Health Service, the BBC has learned.
The cuts will include the scrapping of the £3.9bn Cancer Research UK grant and the £9.7bn Research Excellence Framework, which provides grants to universities and research institutes.
Science Minister Nick Gibb said the cuts would “make it impossible to support all of the research that the UK needs”.
“The Government has shown no interest in supporting science,” he told the BBC.
It’s a very tough budget. “
I don’t want to take the Government for granted.
“Science is going nowhere in the next two years. “
“Our scientists are in crisis.” “
Science Minister and science adviser to the Prime Minister Nick Bryant said the Government was “taking science forward”. “
Our scientists are in crisis.”
Science Minister and science adviser to the Prime Minister Nick Bryant said the Government was “taking science forward”.
“It’s a sad day for science.
Science is a part of life in the UK, and it’s going to lose some of its funding,” he said.
“It will be a great shame.”
The funding gap The NHS funding gap is one of the biggest funding gaps in the world.
It means it is impossible to provide the NHS with the funding it needs to ensure its patients have access to the medicines and therapies that are needed to treat the many diseases that affect the human body.
The funding shortfall has been blamed for the deaths of tens of thousands of people worldwide every year.
The Government is now seeking to close the gap, which has widened since the UK joined the European Union in 2004.
It plans to use the £30bn Cancer Support Grants and £10bn Research Competitiveness Fund to help cut the gap by the end of 2021.
But that will require the Government to find other sources of funds.
Research Excellence framework The Government will also be removing a £5.4bn fund that gives funding to universities to support research on new drugs and treatments, with the aim of ensuring that the drugs work in humans.
The Health Research Council said it was “devastated” at the proposed changes.
“While we are supportive of science in the long term, we do not believe this approach to funding will provide the long-term benefits that the Government is hoping for,” said Dr Peter White, chief executive of the Health Research Centre.
“Instead, we will be left with fewer medicines, and patients with fewer treatments.” “
In a separate development, the Government will axe the Research Excellence Grant, a £3m scheme which gives universities funding to produce research. “
Instead, we will be left with fewer medicines, and patients with fewer treatments.”
In a separate development, the Government will axe the Research Excellence Grant, a £3m scheme which gives universities funding to produce research.
The programme was introduced in 2007 to help universities develop new drugs.
It was designed to help scientists develop new treatments for cancer, diabetes, and other diseases.
But critics said it failed to recognise that drugs could be used to treat other conditions.
It is also one of several schemes the Government has been criticised for not keeping in place.
Professor Andrew Wakefield, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who was one of two doctors who retracted the Lancet study linking vaccines to autism, said he was “appalled” by the Government plan.
“Scientists are the frontline workers who are working on these problems,” he wrote on Twitter.
“But this cuts will destroy them.”
“The money is coming from taxpayers, so if we’re going to get the money, it’s very important we’re getting the funding that’s needed.””
There is a huge gap between what scientists are getting and what governments are going to pay them.”
“The money is coming from taxpayers, so if we’re going to get the money, it’s very important we’re getting the funding that’s needed.”