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DH funding to improve methods of diagnosis

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The DH has pledged £4 million in funding to improve the way diseases are diagnosed, in a bid to improve patient care.

The money will fund research that looks at the way a number of different diseases are diagnosed, so patients can access the best available treatments more quickly.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) will share the funding across four NHS organisations in London, Leeds, Newcastle and Oxford. These will become national centres of expertise called NIHR Diagnostic Evidence Co-operatives.

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