NIHR funding opportunities

NIHR funding opportunities

June 29, 2020

The National Institute for Health Research have opened up funding for research into community pharmacies in particular focusing on the wider services that pharmacies provide other than dispensing medicines/
The programme has some particular areas of interest as listed, however other issues may be proposed:

  1. Equity, Acceptability and Accessibility: What is the acceptability and accessibility of extended community pharmacy services to patients and public – with a focus on underserved members of the community? From the perspective of and engagement of public and patients.
  2. Organisational:What organisational models of extended community pharmacy services exist? How are they integrated with other services and what is required to improve integration between services? Potential outcomes of interest include: what is their impact on reducing inequalities and improving health and social care outcomes; reducing time to treatment; ensuring safety, and quality of care? How do costs compare between the different models?

III. Integrated care pathways: Which approaches work best to ensure integrated care pathways and effective communication and referral between extended community pharmacy services and other health and social care services, especially ensuring strong links with primary health care?

  1. Wider System Engagement:Which approaches, and communication activities have been most successful in engaging health and social care services to support and enhance delivery of extended community pharmacy services?
  2. Quality & Safety:What models exists for enhancing the quality of extended community pharmacy services including ensuring patient safety and how these are managed, recorded and reported on.
  3. Workforce:Which workforce approaches are most effective to develop new staff roles and enable professional development to support staff in delivering extended community pharmacy services?

Please click on the link for full details on the NIHR Community pharmacies funding opportunity
Closing date for applications is 1pm on 25 September 2020.

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