Research Design Service: East Midlands

Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (HS&DR)

Aim: To improve the quality, accessibility and organisation of health services.

Funding: No defined upper limit.

Process: Two-stage process. There is a large drop-out rate of bids at the short listing stage, where only potential 'winners' are selected to go forward. It is vital that short listed projects address the feedback and advice given at this stage. The process takes 7 months.

Criteria: Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  • importance to the NHS
  • ability to lead to significant improvements in health or health services
  • national importantance (it is important to highlight the scale of the problem)
  • value for money
  • feasiblility  of the project
  • project management arrangements.

Website: HS&DR
Deadlines: Health Services and Delivery Research 3 researcher-led and 3 commissioned calls per year (January, May, September)