The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) welcomes proposals for clinical and applied health research into the evaluation of healthcare interventions, health services, social care or public health measures for older people with complex health and care needs. For this highlight notice, complex needs are defined as the presence of more than one health or social care need (impacting on health) as well as a depth of need in terms of the severity of the conditions or intensity of the needs.
The NIHR welcomes all relevant applications, and particularly those addressing the key themes:
Theme 1: Frailty
Theme 2: Transitions in care, service delivery and models of care
Theme 3: Medicines management/polypharmacy
Theme 4: Promoting healthy ageing/preventing ill health
Theme 5: Patient-centered decision making
Applications can be made at any time, as part of each programmes’ researcher-led workstream.
For more information on the Themes and application opening dates, please visit NIHR.
For advice on applying, please contact Kelly Lavender-Smith.