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NIHR COVID Recovery and Learning Research Committee Public Minutes August 2020 Meeting

 

Contents

Date 13 August 2020

Venue Held remotely via Microsoft Teams

Present Members

Andrew Farmer (Co-Chair)
Elaine Hay (Co-Chair)
Peymane Adab
Yvonne Birks
Julia Brown
Lucy Chappell
Mike Clark
Sandra Duggan
Fang Gao Smith
Kate Hunt
Martin Hunt
Kamlesh Khunti
John Norrie
Jane Noyes
Gavin Perkins
Toby Prevost
Angela Ruddock
Jo Rycroft Malone
Paul Sibbons
Olivia Wu
Sally Wyke
Sue Ziebland

Secretariat

Vicky Taylor
Helen Payne
Becky Scott
Abi Chalk
Connie Temple-Brown
Naomi Kerr
Martin Ashton-Key
Raj Flora
Ruth Neubaur

Apologies

Lorna Aucott
Danny McAuley
Brian Ferguson
John Powell
Ken Stein
Matt Sutton
Fiona Verity

Observers

Michael Bowdery
Ursula Wells

Quoracy Information Voting members: 27 (Quoracy = 50% = 14)
Voting members present: 20 (74%)

Funding committee Comments

NIHR 20/45 COVID-19 Recovery and Learning Research


NIHR132068 – Work-related stress: the Impact of COVID-19 on Critical Care and Redeployed Nurses (Diane Dixon)
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Sally Wyke
Decision: Fund with Changes (HS&DR)

NIHR132132 – Prophylactic nasal/oral application of hypertonic saline against COVID-19: cluster randomised controlled trial (Sandeep Ramalingam)
Chair: Andrew Farmer 
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: John Norrie
Decision: Decline

NIHR132541– Protecting older people living in care homes from COVID-19: challenges and solutions to implementing social distancing and isolation (Joanne Fitzpatrick)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Mike Clark, Lucy Chappell, Toby Prevost
Decision: Fund with Changes (HS&DR)

NIHR132041– Lessons from the frontline: The impact of redeployment during Covid-19 on nurse well-being, performance and retention (Rebecca Lawton)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Yvonne Birks, Jane Noyes, Andrew Farmer, Sue Ziebland,Julia Brown
Decision: Fund (HS&DR)

NIHR132197 – CONtact TrAcing in Care homes using digital Technology (CONTACT) - A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial, cost-effectiveness evaluation and theory-informed process evaluation (Carl Thompson)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Julia Brown
Decision: Fund (HTA)

NIHR132254 – Procalcitonin: Evaluation of Antibiotic use in COVID-19 Hospitalised patients. (PEACH) (Jonathan Sandoe)
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Gavin Perkins, Julia Brown
Decision: Fund (HTA)

NIHR132247–REHAB4COVID -A Phase III, multi-arm, multi-stage , pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial to evaluate the use of two virtual rehabilitation strategies, alone or in combination with oral nutritional supplements to improve breathlessness in patients following COVID hospitalisation (Babu Naidu)
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Sue Ziebland, Gavin Perkins, Lucy Chappell, Peymane Adab, Fang Gao Smith, Jane Noyes
Decision: Decline

NIHR132164 – The NIGHT COVID Trial (Thomas Daniels)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Andrew Farmer
Decision: Decline

NIHR132269 – The Resilience Hubs: A multi-site, mixed-methods evaluation of an NHS Outreach, Screening and Support Navigation service model to address the mental health needs of key workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (Filippo Varese)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: John Norrie, Mike Clark
Decision: Fund (HS&DR)

NIHR132243 – Supported remote rehabilitation post Covid-19: development, deployment and evaluation of a digitally enabled rehabilitation programme (Elizabeth Murray)
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Sue Ziebland
Decision: Fund (HS&DR)

NIHR132369 – A randomised open-label trial of convalescent plasma therapy in clinically vulnerable individuals with mild COVID-19 (COVIC-19) (Lise Estcourt)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Sue Ziebland, Andrew Farmer 
Decision: Decline

NIHR132429 – Mitigation of Severe COVID-19 (MOSC19): A randomised controlled trial, and NHS implementation of therapeutic anticoagulation in COVID19 patients, learning from outcomes during the first wave (Claire Shovlin)
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: None
Decision: Decline

NIHR132572 – Supporting Hospital and Paramedic Employees during and after COVID (SHAPE): A scalable evidence-based intervention with a screen and treat approach (Jennifer Wild)
Chair: Elaine Hay
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Andrew Farmer, Sue Ziebland
Decision: Decline

NIHR132508 – The development of a novel infection control helmet (ICH) to prevent respiratory droplet spread from patients with COVID-19 in the pre-hospital setting (Mary Anne Cordeiro)
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: Lucy Chappell,Toby Prevost
Decision: Decline

NIHR132505 – Developing a dynamic software tool to predict prognosis from admission onwards in people with Covid-19 and improve efficiency of health care utilization in the NHS (Timothy Card) 
Chair: Andrew Farmer
Declared a conflict and did not participate in the discussion: None
Decision: Decline

Summary

A List applications

Project RefProject TitleOutcome
NIHR132068 Dixon Work-related stress: the Impact of COVID-19 on Critical Care and Redeployed Nurses Fund with changes (HS&DR)
NIHR132132 Ramalingam Prophylactic nasal/oral application of hypertonic saline against COVID-19: cluster randomised controlled trial Decline
NIHR132541 Fitzpatrick Protecting older people living in care homes from COVID-19: challenges and solutions to implementing social distancing and isolation Fund with changes (HS&DR)
NIHR132041 Lawton Lessons from the frontline: The impact of redeployment during Covid-19 on nurse well-being, performance and retention Fund with changes (HS&DR)
NIHR132197 Thompson CONtact TrAcing in Care homes using digital Technology (CONTACT) - A pragmatic cluster randomised controlled trial, cost-effectiveness evaluation and theory-informed process evaluation Fund with changes (HTA)
NIHR132254 Sandoe Procalcitonin: Evaluation of Antibiotic use in COVID-19 Hospitalised patients. Fund with changes (HTA)
NIHR132247 Naidu REHAB4COVID -A Phase III, multi-arm, multi-stage, pragmatic, multicentre, randomised controlled trial to evaluate the use of two virtual rehabilitation strategies, alone or in combination with oral nutritional supplements to improve breathlessness in patients following COVID hospitalisation Decline
NIHR132164 Daniels The NIGHT COVID Trial Decline
NIHR132269 Varese The Resilience Hubs: A multi-site, mixed-methods evaluation of an NHS Outreach, Screening and Support Navigation service model to address the mental health needs of key workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic Fund with changes (HS&DR)
NIHR132243 Murray  Supported remote rehabilitation post Covid-19: development, deployment and evaluation of a digitally enabled rehabilitation programme Fund with changes (HS&DR)
NIHR132369 Estcourt  A randomised open-label trial of convalescent plasma therapy in clinically vulnerable individuals with mild COVID-19 Decline
NIHR132429 Shovlin  Mitigation of Severe COVID-19 (MOSC19): A randomised controlled trial, and NHS implementation of therapeutic anticoagulation in COVID19 patients, learning from outcomes during the first wave Decline

 

B List applications

Project RefProject TitleOutcome
NIHR132572 Wild Supporting Hospital and Paramedic Employees during and after COVID (SHAPE): A scalable evidence-based intervention with a screen and treat approach Decline
NIHR132508 Cordeiro The development of a novel infection control helmet (ICH) to prevent respiratory droplet spread from patients with COVID-19 in the pre-hospital setting Decline
NIHR132505 Card Developing a dynamic software tool to predict prognosis from admission onwards in people with Covid-19 and improve efficiency of health care utilization in the NHS Decline