39248 - Fibromyalgia: Research (Answered)

David Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to fund fibromyalgia research.

George Freeman

The Department's National Institute for Health Research welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health, including fibromyalgia. These applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality.