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CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Research and Development Primary Care Scheme

NHS Executive - Northern and Yorkshire
Regional Office
Research and Development Directorate

Research and Development Primary Care Scheme

The R&D Primary Care Scheme aims to provide an infrastructure which encourages and enables NHS practitioners to conduct high quality research and development in the primary care setting, with relevance to improving health and health care. It is designed to support practices in which there are one or more members of staff who wish to develop their research and development skills in conducting health services research.

Applications are sought from practices within the Northern and Yorkshire region who satisfy the appropriate selection criteria. Support is offered at two different levels:

  • Applicants who have some experience of research and a record of achievement in R&D may apply for a "Level A" grant of up to £15,000 per annum for three years.
  • Applicants who wish to develop their R&D capabilities from a position of relative experience may apply for a "Level B" grant of up to £7,500 per annum for three years.

The selection criteria include the practice and individual's commitment to networking, the research experience of the applicant, training and development issues and practice resource requirements. They are detailed in a specification document which is available from the NYRO R&D Directorate's offices.

Informal enquiries may be made to Mr Tony James, Regional R&D Manager (0191 301 1332), or Mr Paul Henderson, R&D Support Manager (0191 301 1330), from whom an application pack can be obtained. You are strongly advised to contact your local Primary Care Research Network; contact details are contained in the application pack. Written enquiries and completed forms should, however, be addressed to:

Mr Paul Henderson
NHS Executive Northern and Yorkshire Regional Office
Research and Development Directorate
John Snow House
Durham University Science Park
DURHAM DH1 3YG

Please note that the closing date for applications is 1 August 1997 . Interviews will be held on 4 September 1997.



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