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NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme-Rehabilitation and care following stroke

  Wednesday, 29 Mar 2023 | Funding Deadline

The Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme funds research about the clinical and cost-effectiveness, and broader impact of healthcare treatments and tests, for those who plan, provide or receive care from NHS, and social care services.

There are around 1.3 million stroke survivors living in the UK, and this number is set to increase in the coming years as the population ages and survival rates improve. Stroke can result in a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive effects. The NHS Long Term Plan identifies stroke as a clinical priority and outlines targets for stroke care in England. NHS England (NHSE) recently published the outputs of a demand signalling process, which identified and prioritised research questions that need answering to support the achievement of these targets, including in the area of rehabilitation and care following stroke. The outputs closely align with a 2021 James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (JLA PSP) led by the Stroke Association that also looked at rehabilitation and long-term care. Together the demand signalling process and JLA PSP give a clear direction for research in the area.

The HTA Programme is interested in commissioning research that supports addressing the research priorities identified by these two processes. Applicants should explain how their proposed research fits within the remit of the HTA Programme and within the broader context of published and ongoing studies, as well as which demand signalling output(s) or JLA PSP priority(s) it addresses, or partly addresses.

Deadline for proposals: 29 March 2023
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