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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Southampton: Programme Grants for Applied Research - Emergency Response and Preparedness Call
Document Ref:
GB003ZM306690
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
National Institute for Health Research
Date Published:
22 August 2019
Deadline Date:
23 October 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

Programme Grants for Applied Research - Emergency Response and Preparedness Call Research proposals are invited that will provide health and health services related learning from recent emergencies and Mass Casualty Incidents and will provide evidence to inform policy and practice in the short to medium term. Applicants must therefore demonstrate a clear pathway to influence and impact for their proposed research. This National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites proposals for research to provide health and health services related learning from recent emergencies and Mass Casualty Incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks. The completed Kerslake Review, and the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry and London Bridge Inquests provide insight into these incidents and highlight the need for research to inform the planning, preparation and organisation of response to such emergencies by the appropriate services as well as other evidence users, such as the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). The NIHR wishes to fund health and health services related research that will provide evidence to inform policy and practice in the short to medium term. Applicants must therefore demonstrate a clear pathway to influence and impact for their proposed research. Research proposals that do not meet this requirement are unlikely to be considered for funding. This call covers the whole pathway of the emergency response, including planning, acute phase, definitive care and reconstruction, and the recovery phase. Physical and/or mental health and psychological aspects may be included, but applicants do not have to cover all phases and aspects in a single proposal for as long as the choice of phase is well justified. All services and agencies involved in this response, including the NHS, police, fire service, local authorities, health protection and the Environment Agency are of interest Proposals are invited to address the following topics which are examples of potential areas of interest for health-related research and do not represent an exhaustive list. Other research questions in the remit of the participating NIHR funding programmes and relevant to this call will also be considered. •Governance and management of the responding services •Communications within and between services, and with affected individuals, communities and the wider public •Response of emergency services and variation in protocols •Organisation, education and training of the emergency response workforce and support for the workforce, for example in dealing with Mass Casualty Incidents. •How should organisations support senior leadership roles in the preparation for, recovery from and consequences of these events •Organisation of, and impact on, physical and mental health services in the recovery phase •Rapid learning and emergency preparedness •Responding to health issues and reducing the impact of potential environmental hazards •Multi service planning for emergencies •Immediate, short- and medium-term response to displaced communities •Mental health impacts for responders and affected communities •Relevant epidemiology studies where these can lead to clear action. Please note that mechanistic research, whilst important, may fall within the remit of UK Research and Innovation Applicants do not have to cover all phases and aspects in a single proposal so long as the focus of the proposal is well justified. For all topics, addressed or proposed, consideration must be given to health inequalities and the needs and rights of less well-heard groups of the community.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

National Institute for Health Research
N/A
Southampton UK
N/A N/A
N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Programme Grants for Applied Research - Emergency Response and Preparedness Call

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

Programme Grants for Applied Research - Emergency Response and Preparedness Call

Research proposals are invited that will provide health and health services related learning from recent emergencies and Mass Casualty Incidents and will provide evidence to inform policy and practice in the short to medium term. Applicants must therefore demonstrate a clear pathway to influence and impact for their proposed research.

This National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) invites proposals for research to provide health and health services related learning from recent emergencies and Mass Casualty Incidents such as the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge and Borough Market terror attacks.

The completed Kerslake Review, and the ongoing Grenfell Tower Inquiry and London Bridge Inquests provide insight into these incidents and highlight the need for research to inform the planning, preparation and organisation of response to such emergencies by the appropriate services as well as other evidence users, such as the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE).

The NIHR wishes to fund health and health services related research that will provide evidence to inform policy and practice in the short to medium term. Applicants must therefore demonstrate a clear pathway to influence and impact for their proposed research. Research proposals that do not meet this requirement are unlikely to be considered for funding.

This call covers the whole pathway of the emergency response, including planning, acute phase, definitive care and reconstruction, and the recovery phase. Physical and/or mental health and psychological aspects may be included, but applicants do not have to cover all phases and aspects in a single proposal for as long as the choice of phase is well justified. All services and agencies involved in this response, including the NHS, police, fire service, local authorities, health protection and the Environment Agency are of interest

Proposals are invited to address the following topics which are examples of potential areas of interest for health-related research and do not represent an exhaustive list. Other research questions in the remit of the participating NIHR funding programmes and relevant to this call will also be considered.

•Governance and management of the responding services

•Communications within and between services, and with affected individuals, communities and the wider public

•Response of emergency services and variation in protocols

•Organisation, education and training of the emergency response workforce and support for the workforce, for example in dealing with Mass Casualty Incidents.

•How should organisations support senior leadership roles in the preparation for, recovery from and consequences of these events

•Organisation of, and impact on, physical and mental health services in the recovery phase

•Rapid learning and emergency preparedness

•Responding to health issues and reducing the impact of potential environmental hazards

•Multi service planning for emergencies

•Immediate, short- and medium-term response to displaced communities

•Mental health impacts for responders and affected communities

•Relevant epidemiology studies where these can lead to clear action. Please note that mechanistic research, whilst important, may fall within the remit of UK Research and Innovation

Applicants do not have to cover all phases and aspects in a single proposal so long as the focus of the proposal is well justified. For all topics, addressed or proposed, consideration must be given to health inequalities and the needs and rights of less well-heard groups of the community.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

n/a

4.3

Time Limits

   23-10-2019  Time 13:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/programme-grants-for-applied-research-emergency-response-and-preparedness-call/21692

Applications received by 23 October 2019 will be considered by a committee and successful applicants will be invited to complete a full Stage 2 application. Applicants will have 6 weeks to complete their full Stage 2 application.

(MT Ref:306690)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 21-08-2019

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