Health Determinants Research Collaboration

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We have been successful in our bid to the National Institute for Health & Care Research (NIHR) to establish a Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC).  

You can read more about this on NIHR’s website here: £50 million to tackle health inequalities through research - GOV.UK ( and on the City Council’s website here: Council awarded £5m to develop research collaboration | Newcastle City Council 

This is an ambitious plan to change culture and practice within the city council and enable us to play our part in the collaborative research and analysis being undertaken with our partners in the city and across the region.  


About the HDRC 

Our residents, on average, die younger than in England as a whole. They are also more likely to live in poor health from a younger age. Men living in the poorest areas in Newcastle can expect to live nearly 14 years less than in others.   

We want to better understand the factors impacting people’s health and wellbeing so we can develop evidence-based responses both within the council and across systems working in collaboration with local, regional and national partners. With cutting edge, real world research underpinning all our work in support of tackling the wider determinants of health, the HDRC will enable us to transform our approach to research and the impact it will have on our city and residents. 

Find out more about the HDRC.

For research collaboration queries, please contact and someone will get in touch with you.  

This programme is funded by the NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC).  NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaborations enable local authorities to become more research-active, embedding a culture of evidence-based decision making.  The NIHR Health Determinants Research Collaboration (HDRC) Newcastle is part of the NIHR and hosted by Newcastle City Council (NIHR151476).