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NIHR: Delivering a Sustainable Health and Care System

  Tuesday, 16 Aug 2022 | Funding Deadline

The NIHR have issued a cross-programme call for research into the evaluation of interventions or services to support the delivery of a more sustainable UK health and care system, including mitigating the effects of climate change on health and care delivery. For the purposes of this call, the term ‘sustainability’ is defined as climate sustainability as opposed to financial, political, cultural or environmental sustainability. This call is a key component of the NIHR response in recognition of the need for further research based evidence related to the provision of more sustainable health, public health and social care services and processes and to support the UK’s ambition to deliver a ‘net zero’ NHS and meet the goals of the COP26 summit.

The following NIHR programmes are currently accepting Stage 1 applications for this call:

  • The Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme: Funds ambitious studies evaluating interventions with potential to make a step-change in the promotion of health, treatment of disease and improvement of rehabilitation or long-term care. Within these studies, EME supports research in the mechanisms of diseases and treatments. EME is a partnership between the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the NIHR. The EME Programme is accepting applications for research into the evaluation of interventions or services to support the delivery of a more sustainable UK health and care system, including mitigating the effects of climate change on health and care delivery. Deadline for proposals: 16 August 2022

The Public Health Research (PHR) Programme: Funds research to generate evidence to inform the delivery of non-NHS interventions, intended to improve the health of the public, and reduce inequalities in health. The PHR Programme is accepting applications for research into the evaluation of interventions or services to support the delivery of a more sustainable UK health and care system, including mitigating the effects of climate change on health and care delivery. Deadline for proposals: 16 August 2022