HSDR Funding: Supporting the delivery of net zero health and social care system

Author Helen Mthiyane
Posted 2021.12.15

The NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research Programme (HSDR) is interested in receiving applications for high quality and timely evaluative research of existing and/or new initiatives to reduce carbon emissions in care pathways and health and social care services, including their implementation or service re-design models, whilst ensuring health and social care system resilience to climate change. The evaluation of initiatives or service re-design should not be focused on single local site but should be more generalisable and therefore multi-site with a view to learning at a national level. 

Proposals submitted to the HSDR Programme are likely to be mixed-method studies led by a team with a track record in multi-site and multi-disciplinary evaluations of new interventions, care pathways or health and social care services and their implementation. Studies are encouraged in a range of sectors, from primary care, social care, community care and mental health to acute settings.  The impact of these interventions on health inequalities should also be assessed. Successful applicants are likely work across different disciplines and use networks, and other means of sharing best practice in sustainable health and social care services. The HSDR Programme encourages new multi-disciplinary teams that are innovative in their research plan and team configuration, perhaps forming partnerships with colleagues across different departments such as architectural, geographical and earth sciences, either in their own organisation or externally. 

Closing Date: 1pm on 24 May 2022

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