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PHR themed calls

The PHR Programme participated in the NIHR call for evaluative research for long-term conditions in children and young people. 

The research aims to provide the evidence base to improve the health outcomes for children and young people that result from long-term conditions. The call is in support of the annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2012 entitled “Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays”. 

This call is now closed. Funding decisions will be made around March 2015. 

For further information on the participating programmes, please visit the NIHR website: www.themedcalls.nihr.ac.uk/children

Webinar

To support applications to the PHR Programme in response to the NIHR Long-term conditions themed call, we ran a webinar about applying to the call on 1 April. View the webinar.

Supporting information

*Please note: This document is to be used as a guide and to assist with completion of the on-line application form only, for example to see how many characters are accepted in each section and how the printed complete form is laid out will look. Please do not try to use this as an application form, you must apply using the online form available through the links available when calls are open. You should also refer to the application form guidance notes which can be found next to the ‘Apply Now’ button.

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Previous themed calls

The NIHR has issued a number of themed calls across their programmes, in response to recognition of the need for an increase in research-based evidence on a particular topic. Although these specific calls have now closed, the participating programmes continue to welcome applications in these areas not otherwise well covered in their portfolios.

Antimicrobial Resistance (2013)

During 2013, the NIHR issued a call for research on preventing the development and spread of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). Eight of the NIHR managed research programmes participated.

This call for research proposals was a key component of the NIHR's response to the publication of the 2nd volume of the 2011 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. It will also support the Department of Health-led UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy, which sets out how the challenges outlined in the report will be met.

The application deadline for this funding opportunity has now passed and the applications are being processed.

See more details about the Antimicrobial Resistance themed call on the NIHR website www.themedcalls.nihr.ac.uk/amr


Primary Care Interventions (2013)

During early 2013, the NIHR issued a call for research into the evaluation of health care interventions or services delivered in primary care settings. Eight of the NIHR managed research programmes participated.

This call for research proposals was a key component of the NIHR's response to recognition of the need for further research-based evidence related to the provision of primary care services in the NHS:

  • through supporting capacity building across a wide range primary care disciplines
  • increasing the volume of high-quality research on the effectiveness, delivery and organisation of primary care interventions and services

The application deadline for this funding opportunity has now passed and the applications are being processed.

See more details about the Primary Care Interventions themed call on the NIHR website

Supporting information

Guidance notes for applicants completing full proposals (pdf, 310.21 KB) Link open in a new window

Application support form for full applications (pdf, 207.93 KB) Link open in a new window

 

Applied Clinical Research on Very Rare Diseases (2012)

In 2012, the NIHR issued a call for research into interventions for Very Rare Diseases. The call covered six NIHR-managed research programmes and supports the Department of Health’s UK Strategy for Rare Diseases.

For the purpose of the call, a very rare disease is one that affects less than 1 in 100,000 of the general population, particularly those whose specialist care is provided through centres funded by the National Specialised Commissioning Group (NSCG) and equivalent arrangements from April 2013.

Applied Health Research on Dementia (2011)

During early 2011, the NIHR issued a call for research on dementia. This call extended across the translational pathway, including cause, cure and care, and prevention. Seven of the NIHR research programmes participated. This call is now closed.

The call supported the NIHR response to ‘Living well with Dementia – A National Dementia Strategy'Link open in a new window, published in February 2009. It also supported the work of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Dementia Research (MAGDR)Link open in a new window, on ways to improve the volume and impact of dementia research.

See more details about the Applied Health Research on Dementia themed call on the NIHR website.

Download minutes (pdf, 81.99 KB)Link open in a new window of the HTA Dementia Board Full Proposal Meeting.

Download minutes (pdf, 152.16 KB)Link open in a new window of the HTA Dementia Board Outline Proposal Meeting.


 

Obesity (2009 – HTA and PHR programmes)

The HTA and PHR programmes have now closed their joint themed call for obesity evaluation research. The Office for the Strategic Co-ordination of Health Research prioritised obesity for further research following the publication of 'Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: A cross-government research and surveillance plan for England' in 2008.

Research proposals within the remit of the HTA or PHR programme were considered by the relevant programme's board. Both programmes focus on evaluation, with an interest in cost-effectiveness. The HTA programme evaluates interventions in the NHS and the PHR programme evaluates public health interventions delivered in other settings.

Download the minutes (pdf, 36.76 KB)Link open in a new window of the HTA Obesity Board full proposal meeting.

Download the funding outcomes (pdf, 40.03 KB)Link open in a new windowof the HTA Obesity Board full proposal meeting 

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