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Programme Grants for Applied Research - Competition 27 Stage 2 minutes


Minutes for the Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR) Sub-Panel A meeting to discuss applications to Competition 27 Stage 2.

Date and location

Meeting held 01 March 2019 at ETC Venues, Avonmouth House, 6 Avonmouth Street, London, SE1 6NX

In attendance

Committee Members

Professor Tracy Roberts
Professor Peter Bower
Mr Mark Davies
Professor Tracy Finch
Dr Karla Hemming
Professor Allan House
Professor Rebecca Lawton
Mrs Kelly Lycett
Professor Borislava (Boby) Mihaylova
Professor Janet Peacock
Professor George Peat
Dr Cath Quinn
Professor Gerry Richardson
Dr Tom Sanders
Dr Miriam Santer

Programme Director

Professor Elaine Hay


Ms Emma Thompson (NIHR CCF)
Mr Thomas Hutchinson (NIHR CCF)
Dr Ramnath Elaswarapu  (NIHR CCF)
Ms Saima Siddiqui (NIHR CCF) 


Dr Annalisa Casarin (RDS North East)
Ms Caitlin Turner (DHSC)

Applications considered

NIHR200098: Improving outcomeS for Women diagnosed with early breast cancer through adhErence to adjuvant Endocrine Therapy (SWEET)
Lead Applicant: Professor Linda Sharp
Designated Panel Members: Miriam Santer (1), George Peat (2)
Conflicts: Dr Borislava Mihaylova
Outcome: Conditional support (phased fund)
Dr Borislava Mihaylova returned

NIHR200104: Does feedback of Enhanced Liver Fibrosis Test results (ELF) with Brief Advice Reduce Alcohol Harms
Lead Applicant: Professor William Rosenberg
Designated Panel Members: Peter Bower (1), Miriam Santer (2)
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Reject

NIHR200114: Reducing unmet needs of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), and their carers with the routine use of a patient assessment intervention (the Needs Assessment Tool-ILD and Integrated Patient Outcome Scale-ILD)
Lead Applicant: Professor Miriam Johnson
Designated Panel Members: George Peat (1), Allan House (2)
Conflicts: Professor Gerry Richardson
Outcome: Reject
Professor Gerry Richardson returned

NIHR200120: Personalised treatment packages for adults with learning disabilities who display aggression in community settings (PerTA-LD)
Lead Applicant: Professor Angela Hassiotis
Designated Panel Members: Allan House (1), Peter Bower (2)
Conflicts: None
Outcome: Conditional support (phased fund)

Dr Borislava Mihaylova left the meeting.

NIHR200604: To develop and implement an infrastructure for the delivery of highly pragmatic, efficient, whole population randomised trials in the management of hip fracture. The DIRECT Study.
Lead Applicant: Mr Xavier Griffin
Designated Panel Members: Miriam Santer (1), Peter Bower (2)
Conflicts: Professor George Peat
Outcome: Reject
Professor George Peat returned