Research for Patient Benefit – Competition 49

Research for Patient Benefit – Competition 49

The NIHR Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) programme is inviting stage 1 applications for research proposals that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service staff, and that have the potential to have an impact on the health or wellbeing of patients and users of the NHS.

As a researcher-led programme, RfPB does not specify topics for research but instead encourages proposals for projects that 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 that have been conceived in association with a relevant group of service users.

The submission deadline for applications is 1pm on 9 November 2022.

Highlight notices and themed calls

Research for Patient Benefit is currently participating in the following highlight notices and themed calls:

Themed Call: Delivering a sustainable health and care system

The RfPB Programme is interested in evaluating the effectiveness of existing or new interventions compared to carbon-intensive technologies currently delivered across health, public health and social care settings. They particularly encourage ambitious and novel research proposals addressing new concepts and techniques to generate health co-benefits (eg. cleaner air, increased physical activity, and more nutritious diets), reduce environmental impacts, maintain or improve quality of care, and lead to an effective reduction of the NHS carbon footprint. The call offers researchers considerable flexibility to focus on any subject area, topics and research methodologies that are concerned with the day-to-day practice of health service and social care staff and aim at increasing the effectiveness of NHS services delivery to reach net zero carbon.

For further details, please see Delivering a sustainable health and care system – themed call information. This theme will apply to competition 49 only.

Highlight notice in ‘Motor Neurone Disease’

RfPB invites proposals for research that addresses some aspects of the diagnosis, treatment but not the development of treatment strategies, support or care of patients with motor neurone disease, including access to or the delivery of services. Research methods may involve primary research or evidence synthesis, including systematic reviews, modelling studies or the analysis of existing data sets. This highlight notice will apply until further notice.

For further details, please see NIHR Highlight Notice Motor Neurone Disease.

Highlight notice in ‘Brain tumours’ 

RfPB invites proposals for research that addresses any aspect of the diagnosis, treatment, support or care of patients with brain tumours, including access to or the delivery of services. Research methods may involve primary research or evidence synthesis, including systematic reviews, modelling studies or the analysis of existing datasets. This highlight notice will apply until further notice.

For further details, please see NIHR Highlight Notice Brain Tumors.

This call supports the report of the Department of Health & Social Care Task & Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research.

For further details, please visit the themed calls page.

Please note that RfPB’s researcher-led calls are open to all relevant research areas, and not just those in highlight notices and themed calls. If you are responding to the themed call, please indicate this in the application form under ‘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?’.

Visit funding web page
(https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/research-for-patient-benefit-competition-49/30883?source=chainmail)

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