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NIHR Themed Call: Early Announcement - UPDATE
News release from NETSCC, HTA
05 July 2013
We are pleased to announce that the NIHR Antimicrobial Resistance themed call will now be launching mid-July. Application forms will be available from participating programmes’ websites between July and December 2013, with the HTA and EME Programmes opening first. This call is for research into the evaluation of public health measures, health care interventions and health services to reduce the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance and consequent morbidity.
This call for research is part of a coordinated response by the NIHR to the publication of the 2nd volume of the 2011 Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance. It will also support the Department of Health-led UK Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (expected to be published in summer 2013) which sets out how the challenges outlined in the report will be met.
This call is intended to cover all aspects of translational, clinical and public health research that could, through new developments or changes in practice, contribute to a reduction in the spread or occurrence of antimicrobial resistance and consequent infections. Research may encompass better prevention, improved surveillance and monitoring and diagnosis as well as the more effective use of existing antibiotics, improved education and training and the development of new antimicrobial therapies and better treatment strategies.
The following NIHR programmes will participate in this call for research:
• Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME)
• Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR)
• Health Technology Assessment (HTA)
• Invention for Innovation (i4i)
• Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR)
• Public Health Research (PHR)
• Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB)
• Fellowships programmes
Further information on this call will be available online at www.themedcalls.nihr.ac.uk/amr and the HTA themed call pages from mid-July.
Notes for editors
1. The National Institute for Health Research Health Technology Assessment (NIHR HTA) Programme funds research about the effectiveness, costs, and broader impact of health technologies for those who use, manage and provide care in the NHS. It is the largest NIHR programme and publishes the results of its research in the Health Technology Assessment journal, with over 600 issues published to date. The journal’s 2011 Impact Factor (4.255) ranked it in the top 10% of medical and health-related journals. All issues are available for download, free of charge, from the website. The HTA Programme is funded by the NIHR, with contributions from the CSO in Scotland, NISCHR in Wales, and the HSC R&D Division, Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland. www.hta.ac.uk.
2. The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is funded by the Department of Health to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research. Since its establishment in April 2006, the NIHR has transformed research in the NHS. It has increased the volume of applied health research for the benefit of patients and the public, driven faster translation of basic science discoveries into tangible benefits for patients and the economy, and developed and supported the people who conduct and contribute to applied health research. The NIHR plays a key role in the Government’s strategy for economic growth, attracting investment by the life-sciences industries through its world-class infrastructure for health research. Together, the NIHR people, programmes, centres of excellence and systems represent the most integrated health research system in the world. For further information, visit the NIHR website (www.nihr.ac.uk).
Paul Davey, Programme Manager (Communications)
Telephone: 02380 595 4309, Email: P.A.Davey@southampton.ac.uk