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1 The Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) Funding Programme Jon Scales - Research Advisor NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England HSS - University of Essex

2 NIHR programme of funding for applied health service research. National budget £25 million a year Delivered through regional committees Regional funding proportional to regional population The RfPB funding programme

3 “This programme is intended to support research which is related to the day-to-day practice of health service staff and is capable of showing a demonstrable impact on the health or health care of users of the service.” Aims and scope of RFPB funding

4 Projects that research: The effectiveness of interventions Ways that NHS services are provided and used Alterative means of providing healthcare Innovations and developments in healthcare In scope of RfPB programme

5 Laboratory-based research or basic science research Setting up or maintaining research units Service development – the programme will fund research aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of a service or intervention but it will not fund the costs of providing the service or the intervention itself What will not be funded

6 Individual research projects can: Be funded up to £250,000 Last up to 36 months Funding to cover: –salary / staff costs –equipment (IT etc) –administration £££££ - How much is available?

7 RfPB projects must: Have the budget held and managed by an NHS organisation Have an academic partner An opportunity for NHS- Academic collaboration

8 Robust design Impact on patient care ‘Close to market’ Show Patient / Public Involvement (PPI) Key factors for a successful RfPB bid

9 The application process 1. Registration of Intention (ROI) (Lasts up to one year) (electronic) 2. Submission of full application (electronic) 3. Declaration and signatures (paper based) 4. Submission outcome

10 Application deadlines Competition 9 Registration of intention 17 April 2009 Submission of full proposal 29 May 2009 Declaration and signatures 5 June 2009 Outcome Mid November 2009 Competition 10 Registration of intention Submission of full proposal Declaration and Signatures Outcome 14 August September October 2009 March 2010

11 Contact: NIHR Research Design Service for the East of England Tel (administrators: Lynn Loaring or Nikki Pockett) For help developing an RfPB funding bid

12 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) website at: For more information on RfPB funding


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