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20/34 NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme Grants Scheme: 2020 - Meeting Minutes

 

Contents

Minutes

Meeting:

NIHR Evidence Synthesis Programme Grants 2020

Date and time:

Friday 15 January 2021, 10:00 – 16:00

Place:

Video conference via Microsoft Teams

Members:

Professor Ken Stein (KS), ESP Programme Director
Professor John Powell (JP), ESP Deputy Programme Director
Dr Phil Alderson (PA), NICE Representative
Professor Andrew Booth (AB), Academic Advisor
Professor Jo Lord (JL), Academic Advisor
Dr Matt Ridd (MR), NHS Representative
Mr Malcolm Turner (MT), Public Representative
Professor Olivia Wu (OW), Complex Reviews Support Unit

Observers:

Dr Karla Soares-Weiser (KSW), Cochrane Editor-in-Chief
Dr Vivian Welch (VW), Campbell Collaboration Editor-in-Chief

Secretariat:

Ms Sally Bailey (SB), NETSCC
Mrs Sarah Harwin (SH), NETSCC
Mrs Carly Ballan (CB), NETSCC

Apologies:

None

Item

Meeting welcome

a) Welcome, introductions and apologies

Introductions were made. No apologies to be noted.

b) Introduction to ESPG 2020, format for VC and scoring process

KS introduced ESPG 2020, 16 applications had been received. Applications are to be a maximum of £100,000 each.

KS outlined that any comments made in the chat function on Teams will not be recorded in the minutes. The meeting was recorded as part of the netnographic study, members were contacted in advance of the meeting to give consent. It was also highlighted that members of the committee will have received NIHR’s commitment to EDI and expanding reach into ethnic minorities and other under-served communities’ unconscious bias paper. All members should have familiarised themselves with the paper.

Scoring would be on a scale of 1-6, with 6 ranking the highest and 1 the lowest.

Review of applications and initial scoring

132114: Pharmacotherapies and electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation: evaluating comparative effectiveness, safety and tolerability using component network meta-analysis

Conflicts: JP left the meeting
Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

132217: Treatments for people with balance disorders; a suite of prioritised Cochrane systematic reviews following a multi-stakeholder scoping project

Conflicts: JP left the meeting
Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

132298: Cochrane Systematic reviews on priority research topics in preventing or treating chronic liver disease

Decision: Reject.

132748: A programme of high priority Cochrane systematic reviews to investigate the management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease during and after the COVID-19 pandemic: Optimal biologic and immunomodulator therapies, diet therapies, telehealth and education interventions

Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

132805: Cochrane review: Interventions for hyperhidrosis

Conflicts: MR left the meeting.
Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

132933: Pre-operative interventions to improve postoperative outcomes and promote healthier lifestyles: proposal from the Cochrane Anaesthesia Review Group

Conflicts: JP and PA left the meeting.
Decision: Reject.

133046: Complex Cochrane systematic reviews to evaluate and compare the evidence for Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for the primary prevention of cervical cancer and other HPV-related diseases

Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

133161: SUPPORTing MEntal Health decision-making - a response to COVID-19 (SUPPORT-ME COVID-19)

Decision: Reject.

133102: Synthesised evidence of interventions aimed at helping to reduce and prevent asthma-related deaths

Decision: Reject.

133112: Treatment of Ischaemic Heart Disease in the 2020s – a Cochrane Evidence Synthesis

Decision: Reject.

133131: Cochrane Neonatal Evidence Synthesis Programme: Improving the evidence-based for preterm and sick newborn infants and their families

Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

133097: Intergenerational practices and intergenerational learning in health and social care: exploring the evidence from the perspective of older people

Conflicts: KS and MT left the meeting
Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

133172: Evidence mapping review of intergenerational interventions and a systematic review to explore their effect on social and mental wellbeing of children and young people

Conflicts: KS and AB left the meeting
Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

133216: Service delivery interventions for people with epilepsy and for people with epilepsy and intellectual disability

Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

133238: Effective methods of data collection by post and electronically – an updated and expanded review of the evidence

Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

133287: Evidence synthesis of two systematic reviews (1) effectiveness of psychosocial interventions for reducing problematic substance use, improving mental health, and improving housing stability for adults experiencing homelessness; and (2) barriers and facilitators accessing psychosocial interventions

Decision: To be funded subject to changes and conditions.

Review ranked applications and agree funding

The Committee agreed that decisions to fund were accurate, appropriate and final.

Meeting close

KS thanked all Committee members and observers for their time. Recommendations for funding will be sent to the Department of Health and Social Care for approval and sign off before outcomes are disseminated to applicants.