Systematic Reviews

To assess the applications the NIHR Systematic Reviews Programme (SRP) receives, a number of people are involved. This is to ensure that the application selection is carried out in a way that embraces the latest expertise, knowledge and opinion. Selection is done through three funding panels: the Cochrane NHS-Engagement Awards Funding Panel; the Programme Grants Funding Panel; and the Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel.

Members of Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group and Funding Boards are required to declare any interests which conflict, or may be considered to conflict, with SRP business, or may be perceived as influencing decisions made in the course of their work within SRP. All members are asked to complete the Register of Interest form (annually), which is intended to capture long term predictable interests that could be perceived to lead to conflicts of interest. These and other interests are judged on a case by case basis at individual meetings. View the Register of Interests for the SRP Advisory Group and each Funding Board.

Our Director

Tom WalleyProfessor Tom Walley CBE, is the Director of the NIHR SR Programme.

He is Professor of Clinical Pharmacology at Liverpool University and also works as a Consultant Physician at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.He formerly headed a research group at Liverpool University, focusing on drug prescribing, pharmaceutical policy, and clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness.

In June 2008, he was awarded a CBE by the Queen for his services to medicine.

Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group (SRPAG)

The SRPAG meets a maximum of twice a year for the purpose of advising the Programme Director on policy associated with the provision of support for the completion of systematic reviews, evidence synthesis and the future development for the NIHR-funded entities. Current funded entities include: Cochrane UK, the Cochrane Review Groups. The SRPAG also seeks to ensure all programmes of work are of scientific quality, relevant to the National Health Service and show value for money through the management of annual reporting and monitoring.

MeetingDocuments
June 2018 Minutes (pdf, 110 KB) 
December 2017 Minutes (pdf, 109 KB) 
July 2017  Minutes (pdf, 117 KB)
December 2016  Minutes (pdf, 99.78 KB)
July 2016 Minutes (pdf, 200.59 KB)
December 2015 Minutes (pdf, 144.75 KB)
July 2015  Minutes  (pdf, 133.37 KB)
December 2014  Minutes (pdf, 121.43 KB)
June 2014 Minutes (pdf, 111.67 KB)
Full nameRoleJob title and InstitutionPanel / Advisory Group
Professor Tom Walley CBE Chair Director, NETS Programmes  Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel

Systematic Review

Programme Advisory Group
Dr Phil Anderson NICE representative Clinical Advisor, National Institute of Health and Care Excellence Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel 

Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel
Sally Bailey NETSCC TAR representative NETSCC, University of Southampton Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel 

Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel
Dr Peter Brindle NHS Representative Research and Development Programme Director, NHS Bristol Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group
Dr Helen Bulbeck Consumer/Patient Representative Director of Services and Policy, Braintrust Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel
Professor Martin Burton Cochrane UK representative  Director, Cochrane UK Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel 

Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel
Dr Rachel Churchill CRG representative Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group
Mr Peter Davidson NIHR Dissemination Centre Representative Director, NIHR Dissemination Centre Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group
Professor Barney Reeves Academic Advisor Professorial Research Fellow in Health Services Research
Clinical Trials & Evaluation Unit,
University of Bristol
Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel 

Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel
Professor Ken Stein Academic Advisor - Public Health University of Exeter Medical School Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel 

Cochrane Programme Grants Funding Panel
Dr Emma Plugge NHS representative University of Oxford Cochrane Incentive Awards Funding Panel
Professor Oliva Wu NIHR CRSU Representative Professor in Health Technology Assessment, University of Glasgow Systematic Reviews Programme Advisory Group

Reviewers

View the list of SRP 2017 reviewers.