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Programme Development Grants - Competition 30 Minutes


Published: 25 August 2021

Version: 1.0 - July 2021

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Minutes of the Programme Development Grants committee meeting to discuss applications to Competition 30.

Date and location

12 July 2021 via online video meeting

In attendance


Professor Jonathan Mant (Chair) 
Professor Kate Jolly (Supporting Chair)
Professor Vari M Drennan
Mr Philip Hurst
Professor Richard Lilford
Professor Gregory Lip
Professor Richard Martin
Dr Catriona McDaid
Mrs Angela Ruddock

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay

NIHR CCF Secretariat

Mr Raj Flora
Ms Lauren Back
Ms Ludy Hills
Ms Batool Raza


Ms Karen Glerum-Brooks, University of York
Ms Jessica Goddard, NIHR CCF
Ms Sarah Thompson, NIHR CCF
Ms Mavis Wenham, new public member
Reverend Stephen Habgood, new public member

Applications considered

NIHR203294: Research into Antipsychotic Discontinuation and Reduction - long term follow-up
Lead Applicant: Professor Joanna Moncrieff
Conflicts: Professor Vari M Drennan
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203297: Developing an accredited online training course for delivery of the ADVANCE digital intervention to reduce intimate partner abuse perpetration by men in substance use treatment
Lead Applicant: Professor Gail Gilchrist
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Rejected

NIHR203298: PANTHEON 2: towards an HIV self-testing implementation action framework and toolkit
Lead Applicant: Professor Alison Rodger
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203299: BRIGHTLIGHT research to practice: Extended dissemination from a completed Programme Grant for Applied Research evaluating outcomes associated with specialist cancer services for teenage and young adults (RELAY_ME)
Lead Applicant: Dr Rachel Taylor
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203300: Translating evidence of costs and benefits of support at home in later stage dementia: to the NHS, social care and family carers
Lead Applicant: Dr Paul Clarkson
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203301: BOOST Implementation Study
Lead Applicant: Professor Sarah Lamb
Conflicts: Professor Elaine Hay, Dr Catriona McDaid, Professor Richard Lilford
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203293: Digital and Remote Enhancements for the Assessment and Management of older people living with frailty (DREAM)
Lead Applicant: Professor Victoria Goodwin
Conflicts: Professor Vari M Drennan, Dr Catriona McDaid
Outcome: Conditional Support 

NIHR203295: Designing a Paediatric Sepsis Prediction Tool using Machine Learning
Lead Applicant: Dr Sylvester Gomes
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203296: Enhancing patient experiences across the full breast cancer radiotherapy pathway, reducing patient side effects and levelling inequalities: Support, Positioning and Organ Stabilisation in Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Plus (Support 4 All+)
Lead Applicant: Mr Neil Roberts
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR203302: Mixed methods co-design and evaluation of a DECIsion Support Tool to enable shared Decision making for people who are considering cascade screening for Thoracic Aortic Disease: The DECIDE TAD Programme
Lead Applicant: Professor Gavin Murphy
Conflicts: Professor Richard Lilford
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203303: Development of a trial to evaluate a theory and evidence-based medication adherence intervention to enhance structured medication reviews in primary care
Lead Applicant: Professor Debi Bhattacharya
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203304: Prehabilitation before cardiac surgery in the UK (CARDIAC PREHAB-UK)
Lead Applicant: Dr Maria Pufulete
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support

NIHR203305: Informing a research programme to develop, optimise and evaluate a Digital and Remote Support package for Smoking in Pregnancy (DrSSIP)
Lead Applicant: Dr Felix Naughton
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional Support