19/164 PHR Injuries, accidents and urgent and emergency care themed call

This themed call seeks applications for research into the prevention, management and treatment of accidents and injuries and other conditions needing urgent and emergency care.

The call includes the organisation, staffing and delivery of urgent and emergency care services wherever delivered, at an incident, in the community, or in primary or secondary care settings.

Applicants may propose primary research or research using methods for evidence synthesis and investigate interventions for individual patients, delivery of services, health systems or for population groups.

The call can accept a broad range of preventive, social care or clinical interventions, including services and interventions for people needing urgent or emergency care due to mental or physical health issues.

This call supports the intentions for urgent and emergency care set out in the NHS Long Term Plan (2019) and is complementary to the recent NIHR Emergency Response and Preparedness call.

We recognise there is a significant global burden of mortality and morbidity due to injuries, accidents and conditions requiring emergency care. We will provide separate scope and guidance around research to tackle these themes through the NIHR Global Health Research programme.

The inclusion of patient, service user, carer and public views and experiences are considered important by each participating programme.  NIHR is committed to inclusiveness in its research and applications are preferred that include geographic populations with high disease burden and socio-demographic groups that have been historically under-served by NIHR research activity.

The issue of health inequalities in relation to injury, accidents and urgent and emergency care are of particular interest.

Proposals received by 1pm on 28 July 2020, and deemed within remit, will be assessed for their importance to public health by the Prioritisation Committee (PC) in September 2020.

Shortlisted Stage 1 proposals from this round will be considered by the Funding Committee (FC) in October 2020, and assessed for scientific quality, feasibility and value for money. Applicants will be informed of the FC’s decisions in late October 2020, and successful applicants will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application. Applicants have eight weeks to complete and submit a Stage 2 application for it to be considered at the February 2021 Funding Committee.

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