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4th Aug 2011

Calls for proposals: New funding opportunities with the NIHR SDO programme

The NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation (SDO) programme aims to improve health outcomes for people by commissioning research evidence that improves practice in relation to the organisation, delivery of healthcare, building research capability and capacity to carry out research amongst those who manage, organise and deliver services-improving their understanding of the research literature and how to use research evidence.

11/1021: The NHS and Care Homes

This call focuses on the delivery of health services in care homes. In particular, this will focus on the generation of primary research into the organisation of NHS support for residents of the care home sector.

Applicants are asked to submit outline proposals for the above call by 1pm on Thursday 15 September 2011.  Click here to find out more about this funding opportunity.

11/1022: Demand Management for Planned Care

This call relates to research to assess initiatives to contain or manage demand for elective hospital care. The focus is on particular areas of research need that have been identified within the following three themes:

  • Interventions aimed at general practitioners
  • Interventions aimed at specialists and the interface
  • Organisational interventions to manage or divert referrals


These themes are indicative of the wider aims and purpose of this call for proposals, and are not exclusive. Proposals for research which are not explicitly aligned with one of these areas or themes but which are consistent with the overall aims of this call for organisational research into elective care management are welcomed.

Applicants are asked to submit outline proposals for the above call by 1pm on Thursday 15 September 2011.  Click here to find out more about this funding opportunity.

11/1023: Studies on costs or cost-effectiveness of service delivery interventions or costing methods

For this responsive call, the focus is on commissioning robust studies on the cost-effectiveness of service delivery interventions, studies of costs (for instance tracking patients with complex needs across boundaries) or developing and extending costing methods in health services research.

Applicants are asked to submit outline proposals for the above call by 1pm on Thursday 15 September 2011. Click here to find out more about this funding opportunity.


To find out more visit  www.sdo.nihr.ac.uk


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