Applications are invited for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and which have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS. As a response mode researcher-led programme, Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) does not specify topics for research, but encourages proposals for projects which address a wide range of health service issues and challenges.
The programme aims to fund high quality quantitative and qualitative research with a clear trajectory to patient benefit. It particularly encourages applications that have a strong element of interaction with patients and the public, and which have been conceived in association with a relevant group of service users.
Highlight notices and themed calls
Please note that RfPB’s researcher-led calls are open to all relevant research areas, not just those indicated by these highlight notices. If you are responding to either the highlight notice, please indicate this in the application form in Section 6, Question 2 ‘Why is this research important in terms of improving the health and/or wellbeing of the public and/or to patients and health and care services?’
Updated applicant guidance
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