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NIHR: Reducing compound pressures on the NHS and social care

  Wednesday, 31 May 2023 | Funding Deadline

The NIHR has underlined its commitment to support the needs of the NHS and social care system by launching a major new unified call for research on compound pressures. Compound pressures are an increasingly complex set of challenges facing health and social care. They impact on patients, service users, carers and the health and care workforce. They include seasonal demands, such as additional healthcare needs in winter and during extreme heat waves. Major occurrences like epidemics and pandemics and increases in the cost of living further amplify these pressures.

NIHR welcome applications for both new primary research studies to establish the effectiveness of new, promising or existing interventions, and implementation science, evidence synthesis and policy research to support the translation of effective interventions into policy and practice. NIHR anticipate that a range of projects in size and scope will be commissioned and that where possible, will be able to report meaningful intermediate data early in the contract period.

Currently, the Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) Programme is accepting Stage 1 applications to this cross-programme funding opportunity with a deadline of 31 May 2023 (other NIHR programmes may have different deadlines).