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LGC opens new state-of-the-art office in Twickenham

12 Nov 2010

Professor Dame Sally C. Davies opens LGC’s new programme management facilities for health research

Professor Dame Sally C. Davies, Director General of Research and Development at the Department of Health officially opened LGC’s new offices in Twickenham, South West London, on 12 November.

From this new site, LGC will continue to operate an online application facility and post-award management process for health and social care research in the NHS, funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), as well as research under the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme and Health Innovation Challenge Fund with the Wellcome Trust.

Dame Sally toured the Church Street offices and met with David Richardson, Chief Executive of LGC and Dr Derek Craston, Government Chemist and Director of LGC’s Science & Technology Division.

Dame Sally commented, “I am delighted to be opening LGC Twickenham. LGC understands what we need from a service provider to facilitate research for the NHS having managed programmes for the Department of Health since 2001.”

David Richardson said: “We are delighted to welcome Dame Sally to LGC’s new site in Twickenham, where we now employ nearly 70 staff. LGC is proud of its services in programme management to the Department of Health and we look forward to continuing to build our relationship with the Department of Health and to supporting the National Institute for Health Research in funding world-class research.”

The NIHR provides the framework through which the research staff and research infrastructure of the NHS in England is positioned, maintained and managed as a national research facility.

LGC’s headquarters remain in nearby Teddington, South West London.